January 24, 2007
Written by Cory Chandler
Registration is now available for the two-week Texas International Cotton School session
beginning Aug. 13.
Classes will take place weekdays at the Texas Tech University International Textile Center in Lubbock.
The program comprises hands-on instruction of all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing of cotton. TICS students also undergo in-depth training in many phases of marketing, futures, indexing and other sectors of the ever-changing economic climate for cotton.
In the past 25 sessions, more than 400 students, managers, merchants and textile workers from 54 countries have joined top cotton, commodity and textile experts for intensive sessions of the Texas International Cotton School.
“While TICS students can expect the same level of instruction as seen in past sessions, I really believe this year’s curriculum is even more innovative,” said Mike Stephens, coordinator of the Texas International Cotton School. “The Texas International Cotton School is dedicated to maintaining a level of education that matches the rapidly changing fiber and textile complex.”
The Texas International Cotton School is a cooperative effort of the Lubbock Cotton Exchange and the International Textile Center – a department of the Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
For more information, or to apply to the next session of the Texas International Cotton School, visit www.texasintlcottonschool.com.
CONTACT: Mike Stephens, communications coordinator, the International Textile Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 747-3790 ext. 513 or firstname.lastname@example.org