Alumni of the Week – Emmanuel Favour Chisom

Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

Welcome to another edition of the Alumni series.

Did you miss the previous edition? Click below to catch up.

https://www.thefootwearacademy.com/alumni-of-the-week-kpun-henry-tarimomoemi

Meanwhile, Our next feature on the Alumni of the week series goes to the Zealous, Emmanuel Chisom, an Alumnus of The Footwear Academy.

Short story about Chisom;

During the Pandemic Lockdown/long term sit at home, Chisom developed an interest in learning a handwork that would enable her get busy. After a long thorough online research, shoemaking got her attention the most💯💪

She signed up for a customised 6weeks basic shoemaking course to suite her needs.

Let’s hear from her as she shares her shoemaking experience at The Footwear Academy.

Hi Chisom, please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Emmanuel Chisom Favour, It’s a pleasure to be here.

How did you hear about The Footwear Academy?

I got to know about The Academy through Facebook.

What motivated you to sign up for our 6 weeks basic shoemaking course?

Shoemaking was something I never had interest in but during the lockdown/ coronavirus period I was bored and I thought of something to learn as a handwork then I went through social media to know about best skills to acquire. After all the research shoemaking got my attention the most💯💪

How would you sum up your training experience at The Footwear Academy.

My experience during my training at the footwear academy was so remarkable.

I got to know more about shoemaking than the internet would show. I never thought I could put materials together to form a shoe, it was extraordinary🥰🥳

I really learnt a lot within the short period I stayed at The Academy.

What were your expectations during your 6 weeks training at The Footwear Academy?

I wasn’t expecting so much at first. But the Academy triggered my energy to learn more as they were eager to impact.

I really had fun making lots of different designs of the slippers and sandals. And I was satisfied with the knowledge I got.

Awesome, so what’s next for you?

My next plan is to improve more on my handwork and build a brand around it. I can’t let such skill go to waste.

That’s great, Drop your contact information too.

I can be reached with the number 09052800007.

What advice do you have for young people?

My advice to Young people is to go get a skill, no matter your degree of education. Handwork really pays.

You’ve heard it from Chisom. It was amazing having you at The Academy Chisom. We wish you success in your shoemaking journey ahead.

 

 

 

 

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From Aba to Abu Dhabi – How Shoemaking Changed my life

Passion is the starting point of all achievement, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Today, we celebrate one of our own who transformed his burning desire into a success story. He not only took a bold step, he also achieved a great feast.

We celebrate Mr Wakil Ismail Kareem, one of our students from the Batch A session of the Aba mastering footwear program held in 2020.

Wakil was just finishing up his NYSC program in Aba, when he heard about the Aba Mastering Footwear Program. He decided to take advantage of the opportunity and learn a new skill.

Little did he know that the future had great plans for him in the career path has chosen.

Let’s hear from Mr Wakil, as he shares his success story with us.

Hello Mr Wakil, please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Wakil Ismail Kareem. It’s such a great honor to be here with you.

I am an Alumnus of The Footwear Academy. I was part of the Batch A session of the Aba Mastering Footwear Program, a training that has helped change my life.

Tell us a little about your post training experience.

My post TFA training experience has been so wonderful. Because I’ve been working and making more progress in Shoemaking line after graduating from TFA.

With the help of the TFA’s 24/7 support line, I take on any task without the fear of failing because they always provide us with new/improved ways of doing things.

TFA has always been there to encourage and motivate us all along. After making any new footwear I usually send it to the group and Mr Bentley(Founder of the Academy) would look at it, make comments, encourage me and also show me what more i needed to do on the design to make it more unique. And Mrs Chidinma (Co-founder of the Academy) would always post it on her status which actually makes me even happier and that also deepen my zeal to do more.

 

Interesting, So about Abu Dhabi, how did that happen?

It all started with a post by Mrs Chidinma(Co-founder of The Academy) on TFA’s alumni group chat about an international shoe company’s vacant position that needed a vibrant/well trained and skilled Shoemaker to fill.

It was like a fastest finger kind of thing. It’s a competition since all of us in the group had the requirements needed and are all well groomed but after everything I was victorious.

The next thing was to send my CV to the company, sent the data page of my passport and the following week I received the employment Visa.

It was one of the happiest moment of my life. Seeing my dream gradually turning to reality.

I can’t thank this great Academy (TFA) enough, for providing me with a global standard Shoemaking skill, for taking their time to put me and every young youth out there who’s willing to learn Shoemaking the professional way through it.


TFA didn’t just stop at teaching me how to make shoes, they went a step further to show me how to get customers, how to satisfy them and how to also make profit from shoemaking.

They also provided me with this once in a lifetime opportunity to work with a foreign shoe factory here in Abu Dhabi (the capital of the United Arab Emirates).
TFA is indeed my window to the world.
Mr Bentley and Mrs Chidinma (founder & co-founder of TFA) words enough cannot truly show how grateful I am. All I’ll say is that may the Almighty keep uplifting you and the Entire TFA Team and Family.

 

Wow, your success story is indeed an inspiring one, What is your advice to young people?

I’m encouraging them to pursue any productive skill they have passion for, the things they enjoy doing most. I’ll always advice them to learn from the best. The Future is ever brighter.

 

Indeed, hardwork pays. Do not wait till tomorrow what you can do today. We are super proud of our very own Wakil Kareem. The passion continues and we know he will make us even more proud than we are now. We pray your passion takes you to higher places. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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Alumni of the Week – Kpun Henry Tarimomoemi

“Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success” – Scott Adams.

Hey guys, Happy new week to you all. Thanks for joining us in this new edition of the Alumni of the week series.

Did you miss the previous edition? Below is a catch up link.

https://www.thefootwearacademy.com/alumni-of-the-samson-akpan-jennyjoyce

This week’s feature on the Alumni of the week series goes to the industrious, Kpun Henry Tarimomoemi, an Alumnus of the Academy.

Tari had a flare for fashion especially Footwear. He deemed it fit to learn how to make his favourite. In other not to leave any stone unturned, he signed up for our 6months mastery footwear program.

Want to know how it all went down? Continue below.

Hi Tari, please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Kpun Henry Woyingi Tarimomoemi

How did you hear about The Footwear Academy?

I got to know about The Academy on Facebook.

What motivated you to sign up for our 6months Mastery Footwear Program?

Acquiring a skill was a priority for me. Fashion was my interest especially Footwear.

After much search for a better environment to acquire this skill, The Footwear Academy surfaced on Facebook, I took special interest in them and signed up for the training.

Interesting, How would you sum up your training experience at The Footwear Academy.

It was a well spent 6 months shoemaking journey.

I was well groomed in the line of shoemaking. I saw myself making different types of Footwear and I must say it was all worth it.

I not only gained the shoemaking skill but also improved character wise, special thanks to the Staff at the Footwear Academy.

The knowledge I gained generally was all worth my stay.

Why did you Choose to train at The Footwear Academy?

Well I took a special interest in the Footwear Academy when I first visited. Their academic structure, organisational plan, and how things were generally structured attracted me to them.

It was indeed an honor learning from one of the best shoemaking school in Nigeria.

Awesome, so what’s next for you?

My goal is to build a shoe brand and also impact the skill to as much people as will be willing and interested to learn.

Drop your contact information too.

I can be reached with the number 08102426106.

What advice do you have for young people?

My advice to young People is not to get comfortable but rather always hunger to learn new things in their daily living.

What an interesting story from Tari. It was fun having you at The Academy. We wish you success in your future endeavors.

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Alumni of the Week – Samson Akpan JennyJoyce

Hey guys, we are happy to welcome you back to our exciting new stories on The Alumni of the Week series.

As always, below is the link to the previous edition of our story.

https://www.thefootwearacademy.com/alumni-of-the-akpan-favour-abasiamaa

Presenting our next feature for the Alumni of the week series, the diligent Samson Akpan JennyJoyce, an Alumni of the Academy.

Fun Fact about Jenny;

Jenny despite having a degree in law, saw the need to acquire a skill. She Chose shoemaking to solve her personal problem with finding good shoes in her size and also to offer her services to others who face same issue.

She signed up for our 6 months mastery footwear program.

Want to know how it all went down? Continue below.

Hi Jenny, please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Samson Akpan JennyJoyce.

How did you hear about The Footwear Academy?

I got to know about The Academy through Google search.

What motivated you to choose shoemaking despite having a degree?

It’s been my drive to acquire a skill despite having a degree and my mum is also a huge advocate of skills alongside degrees.

I was home for a very long time due to the pandemic lockdown, I decided that I was ready to learn a skill and shoemaking was the first to come to mind due to my own personal struggle with finding nice shoes in my size.

So my drive to learn shoemaking is first to solve a personal problem and to also offer my services to others who face same issues.

Interesting, How would you sum up your training experience at The Footwear Academy.

It was indeed an interesting experience. Coming to The Footwear Academy cleared whatever insecurity I had about the town, Aba.

The entire 6months got me learning how to make different kinds of footwear ranging from the Oxford shoe to Derby, Monkstrap, Loafers, chelsea boot etc.

The knowledge I gained at the academy was worth my stay. I’m really grateful to my tutors, my colleagues and the entire TFA team for making my stay fun and educative.

Why did you Choose to train at The Footwear Academy?

What made TFA stand out from other places I saw online was the structure it had. The structure in terms of the programs available, visible duration for each program, course outline and so on.

I am proud to say I learnt shoemaking at The Footwear Academy and would also recommend the academy to anyone who is interested.

Awesome, so what’s next for you?

My plan is to start my shoemaking business to complement my white collar job.

Drop your contact information too.

I can be reached with the number 08177384666.

What advice do you have for young people?

A skill should complement your degree. You might not know which of them would save you tomorrow. Gone are the days when we solely depend on our certificate alone, equip yourself more with a desired skill.

What an interesting story from Jenny. It was fun having you at The Academy. We wish you success in your future endeavors.

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