Villanova College, Brisbane
When choosing his senior subjects, Tyler Iwinski calculated that his talents were more suited to a career in fashion design than mechanical engineering, despite having ambitions in both areas.
Tyler says: ‘I’m not great at maths so decided that the more creative career path was a better option.
‘I already enjoyed art, drama and English, and when I saw what VET subjects were available in Years 11 and 12, fashion had similar appeal.’
In Year 12, Tyler completed a Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design as part of his QCE. It turned out to be the perfect fit for his post-school pathway.
Now enrolled in a Diploma of Fashion Technology at TAFE, Tyler is fine-tuning not only his design skills but his business skills too.
‘As well as designing and making clothes, we need to know the laws regarding clothing and how to run and market a business,’ he says.
At school, Tyler worked part time in a fabric store, which gave him a detailed knowledge of fabrics.
This year, he secured a job at a leading clothing store — an ‘awesome opening’ to showcase his fashion flair and retail skills.
Tyler dreams of starting his own label in the future and launching an online shop.
Subjects: Business Organisation & Management, Drama, English, Maths A, Study of Religion, Visual Art
Career goal: To launch his own fashion label
Last updated: 09-Feb-2016