Sewing Training Academy Scholarship

The Sewing Training Academy teaches student industrial sewing so they can find a job in Nashville’s growing fashion industry or become an entrepreneur.

Your donation to the The Sewing Training Academy Scholarship Fund will help provide scholarships to students who cannot afford the classes.

Donate to Job Training

A new job provides not only economic security but a sense of meaning.

Helping clients achieve long term self-sufficiency so they can provide for themselves and their families is the gold standard that Catholic Charities holds itself to. We are committed to assist people to find employment through our four job-training programs that prepare people for in-demand careers:

  • The Sewing Training Academy teaches industrial sewing so student can work in the garment industry or become an entrepreneur.
  • Bilingual Banking prepares students for careers in banking.
  • The Culinary Training Institute places students in commercial kitchens throughout Nashville’s hospitality industry
  • Trades Training Program provides ad hoc training in this field. Interested students should contact our program manager, Greg Gabis at
Your support provides opportunities for students who might otherwise have difficulty affording courses the chance to start a new a meaningful career.

Love Hope + Healing Aprons

Treat your loved ones (or yourself) to a yummy, plummy colored 100% heavyweight cotton duck apron, hand-made in Nashville by students of The Sewing Training Academy (STA), a workforce development program of Catholic Charities. This unique program teaches students the skill of industrial sewing for the purpose of employment and entrepreneurship; all apron proceeds directly benefit STA.

The aprons feature our tagline, “Love, Hope, Healing.” Adjustable neck strap, long tie waist strap, and a lap pocket for your many tools, kitchen or otherwise. One size fits most.

$50 each (plus $5 shipping and handling on each order)


Length: 33″
Waist straps: 2 at 34″ each