Opportunity for Rising Student Designers!

Association for Career and Technical Education

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Dear ACTE members,

ACTE is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for students with 3D design and CAD skills.

We have launched our second annual student contest to re-design the 3D-printed trophies for the ACTE Excellence Awards. This year, we will be giving out $1,000 to the winning designer and new this year, a free 3D printer (one-year lease) to their school. In addition to these prizes, the winning team will receive:

  • a 3D-printed copy of their award, courtesy of Stratasys
  • one year complimentary ACTE membership for students and their teacher
  • paid trip to Nashville, TN to be recognized on stage at the 2017 Awards Banquet
  • recognition in ACTE’s promotional channels and Techniques magazine

The contest is open to secondary, postsecondary and adult CTE students in 3D-design courses or other CAD courses. Students may enter as individuals or as teams of no more than two (2) people.

The entry deadline is May 1. 

Questions? Contact Kate Dowdy.

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Now casting Project Runway!

Who do you want to see on the show?project runway flyer 2

Hello Fashion Friends! We’re casting a new season of Project Runway, and I need your recommendations.

Are there any superstar alumni who ought to be on the show? Please send me names!

Spreading the word!

As always, we’re thrilled to offer designers exposure to an enormous television audience, the opportunity to showcase their work at New York Fashion Week, and the chance to win $100,000 or more to launch or expand their fashion line.

Applicants can learn more and apply online at http://www.bmpcasting.com/casting/pr/

The deadline is April 3, 2017.

I’ve attached a flyer, which you should feel free to publish and/or circulate.

If you have any questions: about the application, the casting process, our complex feelings about the drop crotch—anything!

Contact: Rebecca Snavely

Casting Director

Project Runway Season 16

Job opportunity!

The Bridal Boutique of Naperville is a sample, bridal shop.  Selling designer wedding gowns off the rack and at a discount.  They run the shop like a high end boutique providing customers with the full bridal experience.  Each stylist works one on one with their bride in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

 

The Bridal Boutique of Naperville is looking for a part time (about 2 days/week) sales person. Training included.  Pay is $12/hr. plus commission to start.

 

If interested, please contact Bonnie at 630-286-0286.

Bonnie Wegner

The Bridal Boutique of Naperville

2017 Alpaca Design Competition!

Call for Submissions:  14th Annual North American Student Design Competition, Sponsored by Alpaca Owners Association, Inc.  The competition was created to promote the use of alpaca fiber in fashion, textile, and interior design at the fundamental level of educational institutions.  The AOA Student Design Competition (www.alpacainfo.com/fashion) mission isto expose college-level art, fashion, and textile design students and professors to the wonders of designing with alpaca fiber.   Deadline for submissions is April 22, 2017.  For detailed information and entry form, see Full Call.
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Employment Opportunities @J.Jill

Hello,

 My name is Maria Boznos and I am the Store Manager at J.Jill in the Burr Ridge Village Center. We are currently looking to hire part time associates. In particular we are in need of people who can work the closing shift.  Specifically, between 4-8:30p, or 5 or 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Once a month we have floor sets which may require a shift that runs until 10:00 or 11:00 pm.

If any students are interested in working  at J.Jill please contact Maria Boznos. (Listed below) It would be best to apply in person. After reviewing applications, interviews will be scheduled.

Thank you for considering this request. Look forward to hearing from you!

 

Maria Boznos SM

J.Jill-Store 641

Burr Ridge Village Center

585 Village Center Drive

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

630.323.8217

Store641@jjill.com

Merchandise Manager Opportunity

GO ILLINI!

Buying opportunity here in Central Illinois.  Gameday Spirit, located in Champaign, is the Official Fanstore of the Fighting Illini.  Currently we have two retail stores, an ecommerce site and are contracted through the university to sell at all of their athletic events.  We recently were notified that our current buyer is moving with her husband to Colorado, leaving an opening in buyer position.

Job Title: Merchandise Manager Projected Start Date: January 2017

Duties & Expectations
Merchandise Buyer (Goal – sell the most stuff at the highest possible profit):
Use real data to assist in buying decisions:
Track consumer trends to determine which products are the best fit
Evaluate prior sales to project future needs
Track inventory turns to determine restocking needs
Interact with vendors to place orders:
Research potential vendors and negotiate purchases with the best vendors
Place orders and ensure inventory is properly distributed within the company
Work with production and design teams to create a production plan and calendar for merchandise produced in-house
Attend tradeshows and conferences to stay abreast of industry standards
Stay within company budget and open to buy guidelines
Visual Merchandising (Goal – make the product you bought look appealing to our customers):
Create a visual merchandising concept in partnership with retail management staff for key brands, seasons, etc.
Work with retail management staff to implement visual merchandising plan in stores
Requirements
Analytical Skills: You will be working with multiple vendors to determine the best deals, and will have to evaluate the many
pros and cons of each based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.
Decision-Making Skills: You will need to use the information you have gathered to make important decisions on behalf of your company.
Organization: You will be making many buying decisions across many product categories with a limited budget.
You will also need to multi-task while keeping everything together. Attention to detail is a must.
Math Skills: Basic math skills will be needed to analyze prices and get the best deals possible.
Negotiating Skills: You will be working with suppliers to create the best deals. Negotiating skills will help you create those deals.
Availability: minimum 40 hours per week. Work flexible hours during busy season, sometimes including nights and weekends
Attitude: maintain a positive, professional attitude at all times with co-workers, vendors and customers. Show evidence of
high integrity and ethical/moral standards in working relationships. Support Gameday Spirit culture.
Preferred Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field OR 2 years minimum retail buying experience
Ability to confidently and quickly make decisions based on real data
Strong merchandising background to create compelling visual presentations; Strong knowledge and awareness of current university trends and events
Motivated, passionate and goal-oriented; Adapt to any situation; Can remain calm under pressure
Ability to identify trends and spot “the next big thing”
Have a passion for retail; Work in a team; Be creative
Have proven computer skills – including Office, Adobe and web; Have good commercial awareness
Reporting: This position reports to the General Manager and Owner.
Compensation & Benefits: This position is salaried with full benefits.
Application Process: Submit all resumes and cover letters to Becca Stroot, General Manager (becca.stroot@gamedayspirit.com).
We look forward to meeting you!

 Contact:

Becca Stroot

General Manager

Accounting Manager

Official Fan Store of the Fighting Illini

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