A local organization called The Makers Coalition is leading a cooperative effort among businesses and educators to reawaken sewing skills that most of American industry stopped teaching decades ago. According to a piece in MinnPost:
A major thrust for the coalition is a training program it developed in collaboration with Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. Sewing was last taught at Dunwoody in the 1940s, according to a CNN story. To keep pace with a new re-shoring trend in the sewing industry (re-shoring refers to the practice of bringing outsourced personnel and services back to the location from which they were originally off-shored), the new training program was developed to "ensure the businesses that need high-quality cut and sewing industrial production have the talent they need to grow," the coalition's website reads. The 22-week program at Dunwoody covers a "variety of cut and sew production industries, from silk and leather goods to canvas work," states the coalition's website.
The Daily Circuit talks with one of the people who helped get the coalition going.