Texas International Cotton School Dates Announced

Written by Cory Chandler

News Release

DATE: April 25, 2006
CONTACT: Cory Chandler, cory.chandler@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2136

LUBBOCK – Students can now enroll for the next Texas International Cotton School session beginning Monday, Aug. 21 and continuing through Friday, Sept. 1.

The school is a cooperative effort between the Lubbock Cotton Exchange and the International Textile Center at Texas Tech University. The program comprises hands-on instruction of all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing. Students also undergo in-depth training in many phases of marketing, futures, indexing and other sectors of the ever-changing economic climate for cotton.

Four hundred students, managers, merchants and textile workers from 53 countries have joined top cotton, commodity and textile experts in 20 past sessions for intensive two-week sessions of the Texas International Cotton School.

“We really believe that we offer a faster and more efficient model of professional education than other American cotton schools,” said Mike Stephens, coordinator of the school. “Our students are able, in two short weeks, to call upon the expertise of leaders in every field in relation to the raw material that is cotton.”

With new additions to the curriculum and an electronic option for instructional material, the Texas International Cotton School hopes to continue its tradition of innovation in professional education within the fiber industry worldwide.

For more information or to apply to the next session of the Texas International Cotton School, visit us at www.texasintlcottonschool.com.


Contact: Mike Stephens, communications coordinator, the International Textile Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 747-3790 x513 or Michael.l.stephens@ttu.edu.