A flagship program named ‘Forever New Scholarship for Service Excellence’ (FiNeSSE) has been initiated at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI).
This scholarship with internship program ‘FiNeSSE’ was initiated at FDDI in association with Forever new for the first time to give practical training to the students along with a scholarship award of Rs.1,00,000.
Forever New is a fashion clothing and accessories brand founded in Melbourne, Australia. It emerged in late 2006 as a start-up retailer and now trades over 250 stores across seven countries and is one of the fastest growing Australian brands currently having 34 stores and 26 concessions in India.
FiNeSSE is a retail scholarship program for the students of FDDI which is built in a way, that it runs parallel with the Institute curriculum and provides scholarship with internship at Forever New stores located in Delhi/NCR.
The USP of this flagship program is that, it provides an opportunity to the students to earn while learning. It is a weekend program running parallel with Institute’s academic schedule, mentoring by Store Managers on retail operations and the students get trained on retail store operations, retail key performance indicators etc.
The company personnel visited FDDI campus on 16th August 2018 and made a presentation which was attended by around 120 students.
Eight students have been shortlisted for the selection round between FDDI and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), whereas around 4-5 students would be eligible to join the program.
The objective for initiating this amazing program is to make it easier for students to participate in experiential learning and career exploration.