Prepare to begin a career in the apparel industry.

Launch your future as a sewing machine operator! During our hands-on, full-time 8-week program, you will master the technical and soft skills you need for the job. We have already lined up employers who will interview you for jobs upon completion of the training program. We will provide you support and mentorship to guide you through the program and beyond.

Program Length

8 weeks

Monday to Friday, 8am-4.30pm

“Most of the manufacturers would love to work with Generation going forward because it’s a win-win situation for both parties. From Generation it is a social gesture; for the manufacturers, after the training of 8 weeks or so, the workers and operators are readily available as professional operators.”

Skills Earned

Technical Skills

We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:

  • Introduction to the Role and the Garment Factory
  • Routine Machine Maintenance
  • Routine Machine Maintenance
  • Adherence to Quality and Efficiency Targets
  • Operation of the Single Needle Lockstitch
  • Effective Workplace Communication
  • Construction of Common Garment Components
  • Adherence to Policies and Procedures

Behaviour & Mindsets

In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you acquire the following skills:

  • Proactiveness
  • Adaptability
  • Orientation to Detail
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Growth Mindset
  • Future Orientation
  • Persistence

A Few Simple Steps

  1. 15 minutes 1


    Apply online by finding a program in your area using the tool below. We will get back to you 1-2 days after your application.

  2. 15 minutes 2

    Information session

    During this session you will get an opportunity to learn more about Generation and our programs. We will also go over the program requirements, times and dates of class.

  3. 1 hour 3


    Generation wants to support you and connect you to resources that will help you focus on learning. We will use this time to learn more about you, also ascertaining that you are the right candidate for the program.

  4. 1 hour 4

    Reality talk

    This session will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the training you will be undergoing, with respect to the daily schedule, class rules, what we expect from you and what you can expect from us. We will also go over what you can expect after your training is completed. It is during this session that you get to interact with our trainers, alumni and potential employer partners.

  5. 5

    Class begins!

    Every day, you'll learn new skills to help you advance your career through our intensive and practical training. You will receive a mentor to walk with you the student journey and remain with you after you complete your training.

  6. 6


    Celebrate your success with family and friends! You will then receive a certificate as you join our ever-growing alumni community. You are also guaranteed an interview opportunity with one of our employer partners within 90 days of training completion.

Did you know? 86% of our Sewing Machine Operator program graduates are retained after 180 days

Meet our graduates!

Meet Marriam a Generation Kenya alumna who went from not having a job to becoming a supervisor at Coastal Apparel.

Thanks to Generation Kenya , she was able to build her own plot and provide support for her family. We are so proud of Marriam and all of our alumni who are making strides in their careers and lives.


  • Be between the ages of 18-35 years
  • KCPE and above
  • Be excited about a career in sewing

Our Sewing Machine Operator employer partners

  • Africa Apparels Logo
  • Ashton Apparel Logo
  • Bedi Garments Logo
  • Dala Textiles EPZ Limited Logo
  • Equator Apparels EPZ Limited Logo
  • Hela Intimates EPZ Limited Logo
  • Manchester Outfitters Logo
  • Mega Garment Industries EPZ Logo
  • Royal Textile Products Logo
  • Shona EPZ Limited Logo
  • United Aryan EPZ Limited Logo
  • Umoja Logo


How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.


The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges.

Resume Building

The right resume can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a resume that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network


Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others


Troubleshoot your job challenges