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MetroED’s fashion design program has red carpet moment – The Mercury News

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MetroED’s fashion design program has red carpet moment – The Mercury News

Winner by design

The Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) was recently honored by the Santa Clara County School Boards Association for a program that helps students pattern a career in the fashion industry.

MetroED’s Fashion Design and Textile Art program was among the recipients of the association’s 2024 Glen Hoffmann Exemplary Award, named after a former county schools superintendent. The award will be presented at a May 8 dinner.

Launched in 2013 as part of MetroED’s  Silicon Valley Career Technical Education’s curriculum, the Fashion Design and Textile Art program allows students to explore illustration, graphic design, screen printing and cosmetology while honing their sewing and pattern-making skills. Enrollment has doubled since the program launched, and last year 96 percent of students earned a certificate of competency, with 41 students earning college credit. Twenty-two percent of its students are male, exceeding the state benchmark for nontraditional student enrollment.

MetroED is governed by a joint powers agreement between South Bay high school districts including Campbell Union High School District.

Habitat Restoration Day

Bay Area Older Adults is seeking volunteers April 19 to help restore the Alviso wetlands for the birds, insects and mammals that call the area home. Volunteers will help with raking and mulching to prepare the area for native plants. All activities will be done standing up, and supplies and tools will be provided in addition to snacks, lunch and a bottle of water.

The Habitat Restoration Day runs 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit https://www.bayareaolderadults.org/bao-culture.

 



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