Clothing Production Unit Hones both Technical and Vocational Skills

The Coordinator of Clothing Production Unit (CPU), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Mrs. Victoria Ghanney has disclosed that CPU not only focuses on academic work but also sharpens the vocational and technical skills of its students.

Coordinator, CPU, Mrs. Victoria Ghanney

She reckoned that several dressmakers had acquired knowledge from CPU and become very successful in the fashion industry.

Mrs. Ghanney disclosed this in an interview she granted to the Department of Media Relations, UEW. She said that the erstwhile Vocational School which was established in the year 1985 and later converted into CPU in 2013 has been producing academic gowns, gents’ and ladies’ African wear, sportswear, classic and fashionable shirts, custom-made T-shirts, corporate uniforms, laboratory coats, chef’s uniform, ladies’ fashion clothes and office wear for the University community, other universities, corporate bodies and members of the general public.

Some products of CPU

She declared the intention of the Unit to strive to be a leader in fashion outerwear by deploying innovation and wonderful designs to provide total customer satisfaction to the Ghanaian public and beyond. “CPU would continue to innovate, lead, enhance and provide best-value clothing products and services to customers in Ghana and worldwide,” she said.

Mrs. Ghanney recounted the achievements of CPU since its establishment in the UEW. According to her, the Unit had produced ceremonial robe for the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, ceremonial robes for four Eminent Personalities who were awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees by the UEW during the August, 2014 Special Congregation, 1,000 Master Degree academic gowns for students and Convocation Members of the UEW, 500 Doctoral academic gowns for UEW students and Convocation Members, 10,000 academic gowns for Bachelor Degree students amongst others.

She noted that the Unit is currently equipped with 53 industrial sewing machines, three industrial neatening machines, five flat lock industrial sewing machines, five four-thread industrial sewing machines, eight domestic electric sewing machines, one fusing machine and one industrial vacuum steam iron.

Mrs. Ghanney, however, stated that her outfit faces certain challenges she had brought to the attention of Management. She was hopeful that Management would address same in due course.

Mrs. Ghanney indicated that in the future, her outfit would be producing sportswear for schools in and around Winneba and the University community, corporate uniforms for other institutions like the forces, security officers among others, laboratory coats for University students and other institutions, choir robes for various churches, seat covers for auditoriums in the University, academic gowns for sister institutions in Ghana and fashionable and classic shirts for customers in and around Winneba.