Tukatech Presents Scholarship Award to Joseph Naranjo, “Future Entrepreneur”

Carole Anderson, Fashion Dept, LATTC, Joseph Naranjo, Future Entrepreneur Scholarship Award Recipient, and Ram Sareen, Head Coach/Founder, Tukatech

Joseph Naranjo, a fashion design student from Los Angeles Trade Technical Institute, was given the “Future Entrepreneur” financial scholarship award, sponsored by Tukatech. The award was presented by Tukatech Head Coach and Founder Ram Sareen on June 15 at the 2012 Textile Association of Los Angeles Scholarship Luncheon, where several other scholarships were awarded to young fashion industry students from schools all over Southern California.
Naranjo is currently studying pattern making and menswear design at the prestigious Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The “Future Entrepreneur” award, given to students who display talent as designers as well as strong business acumen, comes with a scholarship component which will contribute to his continuing education.
The monetary portion of each scholarship award is provided by donors from all areas of the apparel industry. Naranjo describes himself as interested in “exploring conceptual patternmaking techniques and tailoring in menswear.” The scholarship award he received was donated by Sareen and his company Tukatech, which has long history of advancing the technology and methods of patternmaking on a global scale.
“Tukatech is once again happy to contribute to the California Fashion Foundation and TALA’s Scholarship Awards Program,” said Sareen. “In the past, these awards have been given to students who went on to do amazing things, and this year’s recipients are another exciting group. Joseph Naranjo has already produced exceptional work, and I can’t wait to see the impact he makes in the industry once he graduates.”
Award recipients were judged by prestigious committee that includes professionals from apparel manufacturers, distributors, organizers, providers and journalists. Donors to the scholarship funds include AIMS 360, Betty Baumgardner Foundation, California Apparel News, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, J Brand, Karen Kane Inc., KWDZ Manufacturing, STC-QST, Stony Apparel, Swat Fame Inc., and Tukatech.

Read California Apparel News’ article about the TALA 2012 Scholarship Awards.


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