The Fashion Merchandising & Design program, which includes two areas of study (Fashion Merchandising & Design and Costume Design & Production) has received the Gap Inc. for Community Colleges (GIFCC) Program Grant available every other year.
The Gap Grant benefits Fashion students by providing in-house training on career-building skills through workshops and job-shadowing. Upon program completion, students may be offered Gap employment or be eligible for scholarships.
The Gap group at MCC can create their own service learning project to work within the community. Volunteers hours will serve as additional criteria for the scholarship choices.
"This program benefits our students greatly by helping them build the foundation they need to grow and compete in the fast-changing global retail industry. It provides real-life experience and empowers them by teaching important skills for future success.”
Evonne Bowling, MCC’s Fashion Sr Residential Faculty