August 13, 2007
Written by Cory Chandler
Students and cotton industry experts from six countries will converge on Texas Tech
University’s International Textile Center on Aug. 13 as the 27th session of the Texas
International Cotton School begins.
The school is a cooperative effort between the Lubbock Cotton Exchange and the International Textile Center. 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.
With new additions to the curriculum and an electronic option for instructional material, the Texas International Cotton School hopes to continue this session its tradition of innovation in professional education within the fiber industry worldwide.
"We believe this is 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 in an exploding global market."
More than 400 students, managers, merchants and textile workers from 54 countries have joined top cotton, commodity and textile experts in 26 past meetings for the intensive two-week sessions of the Texas International Cotton School.
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 x513 or Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.