Develop skills for drafting flat pattern slopers through standard or individual measurements. Using graph drafting paper, you will draft a bodice, sleeve, pant, and skirt. You will learn how to take proper body measurements, determine alterations/grading for fitted patterns, and construct muslin patterns/samples utilizing dress forms and sewing/serger machines.
You must have sewing skills. You may miss no more than two classes and must complete all required projects and pass the exam. Fee includes CEUs and most materials.
Learn basic garment construction, pattern reading, and enhancement. Instruction will include how to take proper body measurements, how to read and use master patterns, how to alter garments for a perfect fit, and how to properly select fabrics, threads and notions. You will learn to operate a sewing machine and be introduced to the serger machine. Project: Design and construct top, pants, and skirt.
America's newest national park is right here in the Las Vegas Valley. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is a window into the Last Ice Age when fabled animals roamed the Las Vegas Valley, and early humans, recently arrived from Asia, began hunting them. The best way to visit this brand-new park is on a guided group tour with a leader who can explain the area's geology, paleontology, archaeology, and history. The fossil deposits at Tule Springs were laid down during the Ice Age when the Las Vegas Valley was a lush valley supporting numerous megafauna. Begin the day with a 45 minute PowerPoint introduction to the site before heading to the first stop at the "Big Dig," where in 1962 scientists bulldozed a series of trenches and unearthed an abundance of large animal fossils, including mammoths, camels, bison, ground sloths, horses, American lions, and sabretooth cats. At Durango Drive and Upper Las Vegas Wash we will take a short hike into the monument through badlands topography and search for Ice Age fossils. If we find any we will photograph and GPS the location and not remove any fossils. We will lunch at Floyd Lamb Park in a lush, shady, watery environment not unlike what the Valley looked like during the Ice Age.
Please remember to dress for the weather, bring a hat, good walking shoes or hiking boots, water, and a camera. Meet at UNLV Paradise Campus, back parking lot, park in white "student" spaces only.
Las Vegas still has an employer-driven job market; you need to know how to rise above the competition. Course topics include the hidden job market, winning resumes, finding peace in a stressful work environment, employment negotiations, interview strategies, self-presentation, and personal branding skills. Whether you are newly entering the job market, returning to the workforce after retirement, or something in between, this course can make the difference for you!
Sometimes getting ahead is not about what you know; it is about who you know and how you utilize your professional network. Find out how to build up-to-date networking skills and make crucial business connections whether you are seeking employment, employees, or keeping your options open. Reinforce course concepts by applying techniques to real world scenarios.
In one session, we will cover all you need to know to start any successful business, or to make your current business more profitable. We will discuss logo and web design, structure and legalities, finances, and marketing. Entrepreneurs of all experience levels will benefit from this class.
Negotiating can make a huge difference in your earnings, your relationships, and your life, yet most have little training or experience at it. In this seminar, you will learn how to win while making the other side feel good about it! With skillful negotiation, you can get people to take action on your behalf, give you concessions, like you more, and in general do what you want!
There are numerous alternatives to eBay for selling items online. Discover tips and tricks of selling your new or used items on social media sites like Facebook, local sites like Craigslist, marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy, and more. All you need is a computer and something to sell. We will also discuss ways to get wholesale inventory.
Turn your creative hobby into a profitable business. Even if you are already selling your crafts, discover dozens of tips on how to improve sales and profitability. Learn to set prices, find the best outlets, expand your market or line, and obtain your materials for less. Marketing effectively is the key to profits and this seminar will show you how to do it on a low budget.
Discover how to get started in the world of international trade! We will cover all the basics of getting your business established, finding contacts, and navigating all the rules. We will cover customs, shipping, and travel. Whether you want to do container loads or suitcase fulls, international trade can allow you tax-deductible travel, fun, and substantial profits.