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post #46 of 58
Another WMI here ! I love it I have been at Michael's for almost two years. I still keep in touch with my first class we all go out to dinner every so often. icon_smile.gif
post #47 of 58
I am a begining WMI, I start my classes in June. I have a full load of four nights a week (4 classes each week), 2 basic and a level 2 and 3. I have waited for a very long time (WMI's tend to stay long term around here). I am working through Hobby Lobby and I am excited and nervous at the same time icon_smile.gif
post #48 of 58
kaseynh,
You should have already started getting info about the new version of the classes to start teaching them in June. The training seminars had a ton of info about the new stuff! I got an e-mail a month ago about being able to download videos for each class. If you haven't gotten this info, contact your superviser and find out why!
HTH -Lori
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop
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post #49 of 58
kaseynh,
You should have already started getting info about the new version of the classes to start teaching them in June. The training seminars had a ton of info about the new stuff! I got an e-mail a month ago about being able to download videos for each class. If you haven't gotten this info, contact your superviser and find out why!
HTH -Lori
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop
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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop
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post #50 of 58
Hello I am in the process of becoming an instructor. Just waiting for the registration check to get to my supervisior and the get the supplies. I start teaching in September. I am doing 3 classes.
Live for yourself no one else will do it for you!
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post #51 of 58
I just resigned in May when the new curriculum was starting up. I didn't care to teach it after the changes. I had been teaching at Michaels a little over 2 years.
Lisa Kerbes Costello
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post #52 of 58
I have been teaching at hobby lobby in texas, for over 7 years
Cakes, Pasteles Martha
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post #53 of 58
I started out as a Wilton student last fall, and when I completed the courses I applied to be a WMI. I was selected for AC Moore in March and started in April of this year. My store is less then a year old, and I'm the lead instructor. I teach two courses a month and I sometimes have a floating instructor that comes in from another AC Moore on the weekends if there is a big enough of demand. Right now with the hot weather the demand has sort of dipped a little bit.
post #54 of 58
What kind of benefits do you get as a WMI? Do you get discount in their classes in Il?
post #55 of 58
Just finishing classes for final/Wilton's level 4. Teaching did come up. This is very helpful. Thanks for sharing.
post #56 of 58

I am and have been teaching at Michaels for about 3 1/2 years!
 

post #57 of 58

Just over three years for me. But I just stopped for a while to spend more time with my 2 year old

post #58 of 58

I've been an instructor for 2 years.  I'm not sure how everyone else's stores work, but the peak time for classes is the Summer and the worst time for sign ups is the Winter.  I was thinking about becoming the knitting instructor during the slow season, since I'm also an experienced knitter.

 

I have some advice for people starting off as a instructor or just notice that they can't get anymore then two classes a month.

 

1.)  Get to know the employees.  Make sure you always greet the cashiers and take the time to tell them how important they are to your job.  They are the front lines at my store and they are the ones that usually get asked about classes more then the floor associates.  Most casheirs are cake hobbyist and I always gab with them about cake ideas.  It makes them think about me when they see cake decorating supplies in their customers carts and they bring me and my classes up.  Plus I always tell everyone that if they can't answer a cake question on the floor to direct the customer to my class so I can make a possible pitch.

2.) Always do a cool gel transfer that really looks amazing on the cake you make on Session 1 of Course 1.  After class make sure to walk around the store with it and let the employees know that you just finished a cake decorating class in the class room and that there will be cake in the break room for whoever wants any, but make sure you say all that loud enough to peak nearby customers interests.

 

3.) I've made a scrapbook with the best cakes from my students.  With my students permission I show it off to customers in the aisles as I answer questions on my breaks in between classes.  I make sure to point out the good ones that have no prior cake decorating experience.

When I'm doing good, I can teach anywhere around 8 to 12 classes a month.

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