Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / FTI & Complex unveil online programme for sneaker industry
FTI & Complex unveil online programme for sneaker industry
02
Mar '18
Courtesy: PR Newswire
Courtesy: PR Newswire
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), along with global lifestyle brand Complex, has announced the launch of Sneaker Essentials, a first-of-its-kind online programme, developed by Qubed Education, a New York-based edtech startup, and designed to introduce the next generation of leaders to career paths within the US $55 billion global sneaker industry.

The programme explores all aspects of the industry—including design, manufacturing, marketing, merchandising, media, and retail to help students and young professionals connect their passion for sneakers to educational experiences and career opportunities.

Sneaker Essentials is offered through FIT’s centre for continuing and professional studies. The programme is made up of six courses and includes over 30 hours of instruction, led by FIT faculty, complex editors and hosts, and many industry experts who are at the intersection of business and sneaker culture. They include contributors from Nike, Adidas, and numerous sneaker industry influencers. The curriculum, designed by FIT faculty, takes students through the history and culture of the sneaker industry, and provides insight into career fields such as design, manufacturing and production, distribution and retail, marketing strategy, and media. Students who successfully complete the programme will receive a certificate of completion from FIT.

Sarah Mullins, chair of the accessories design programme at FIT said, “The sneaker industry today is booming on a global scale, with the market driven by millennial demand. This programme is designed to translate that passion for sneakers into real-world knowledge and skills that open doors to meaningful career pathways, and FIT’s outstanding accessories design programme is extremely well positioned to lead the next generation into the industry.”

The fully online programme was developed by Qubed Education that partners with top universities and major brands like Columbia University and Conde Nast to create career discovery courses linked to fast-growing industries, including fashion, beauty, and sports.

Jack Erwin, general manager of content for Complex said, “Complex has always been at the forefront of sneaker culture, and we also pride ourselves on being inclusive and opening doors for creative people. Sneaker Essentials provides a chance for passionate learners to hear directly from true leaders in the sneaker media industry, including Joe La Puma, Gerald Flores, and Richard Lopez.”

Rob Kingyens, president and CEO of Qubed Education said, “Our mission is to provide fun, engaging opportunities for the next generation of talent to explore career paths that are aligned to their passions in growing industries. Students enrolled in the programme will not only have the opportunity to learn from leading academics and industry experts from top sneaker brands, they’ll also walk away with a certificate from a globally-recognised college.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

May 31 deadline for registration of chemicals under REACH

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

May 31 deadline for registration of chemicals under REACH

May 31 is the final deadline for companies to register all chemicals...

US cotton production projected to decline in 2018: USDA

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

US cotton production projected to decline in 2018: USDA

US cotton production is forecast at 19.5 million bales, nearly 7 per...

Pakistan's textile exports up 8.13% in July-April FY18

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

Pakistan's textile exports up 8.13% in July-April FY18

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan increased by...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala
Jansun

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Abhishek Samdaria
Reflete

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search