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Certified Intimate Apparel Professional Program to kick off in May

Apr '08
In an uncertain economy, employees, like the companies they work for, need an edge to stay ahead of the competition.

On May 8th, the Intimate Apparel Council ( a division of the American Apparel and Footwear Association and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will kick off the 2008 Certified Intimate Apparel Professional Program, the industry's first professional accreditation program for intimate apparel executives and associates.

“FIT recognizes that the intimate apparel executive can no longer rely on general apparel industry knowledge, but must gain new insights and skills to better compete in the intimates market,” added Eric Hertz, Director of Executive Education for FIT. “Our new intimate apparel-focused program is needed now to meet the demands of and tomorrow.”

Consisting of four convenient one-day sessions, one per an intimate apparel market week, the program is taught by FIT's outstanding business and design faculty – as well as accomplished industry executives.

Intimate apparel executives who complete the entire program will receive the respected “Certified Intimate Apparel Professional” credential, an official designation from FIT.

“Participating in the new Certified Intimate Apparel Professional Program, executives will cultivate new skills and understanding, advance their career potential, and raise the bar for the industry executives of the future,” said Mark Sandler, Chairman of AAFA's Intimate Apparel Council.

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