Carroll Piotrkowski - Instructor, Sewing For Jobs
Carroll was first introduced to sewing by watching her mother sew to earn extra money to support the family. Carroll started sewing at the age of ten and grew up wanting to be a Fashion Designer. She attended Richard Robinson's Fashion Design School, Ottawa, Ontario, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was an instructor at Richard Robinsons and has worked in the bridal industry constructing wedding and evening dresses. Shortly after graduating she found out she was pregnant and put her dreams on hold to raise her family. She kept busy sewing for her clients from her home creating custom made clothing. In 2018, Carroll joined the team at EcoEquitable as a teaching assistant and in 2019 took over the position as interim Instructor for Sewing for Jobs Level 2 Program. In 2019 Carroll became an instructor for Ecoequitable's Public Sewing Classes and is currently the instructor for Sewing For Job Level 1.
Carroll's favorite hobby is sewing, her favorite thing to do in Ottawa is walking the many pathways it has to offer. What motivates Carroll to be part of the Eco team. "When I leave one of my classes I feel rejuvenated. I love to see how the faces of my students change from the first day through the progression of the course. I hope the passion for sewing that I have is instilled in my students".