Industrial Sewing


Explore the growing opportunities in the Industrial Sewing Industry.

Become a certified Industrial Sewing Machine Operator.

The GRCC Industrial Sewing Certificate program in partnership with Public Thread has a brand-new curriculum.  The course has in-demand skills desired by West Michigan employers and was developed by the furniture industry. Skilled industrial sewers are in demand. This course is for students interested in sewing as a career or career promotion. This certificate program prepares you for employment in the sewn-product industry.

Students in this program will be trained in the following skills:
  • Sewing Machines (single and double needle) and Serger/Overlocks
  • Introduction of sewing process for production
  • Safety & Ergonomics for Sewing
  • Sewing Math & Measurements
  • Sewing equipment & Operation
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Critical Work Functions
  • Conduct In-line non sewing operations

You must contact Haley Kozal at to apply for this program.

This course is supported by the WK Kellogg Foundation that reduces the cost of tuition.

For those that are interested in learning to sew for leisure, hobby, crafts, visit our partner at

This course is not currently scheduled. Please email us at for information about the next offering or if you are a business looking for customized training.