May 5, 2008
Written by Cory Chandler
The Texas International Cotton School (TICS) announced that its next two-week session
will begin Aug. 11.
In 27 sessions, more than 435 students, managers, merchants and textile workers from 54 countries have joined top cotton, commodity and textile experts for intensive two-week sessions of the TICS.
The program involves hands-on instruction of all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing. 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.
"For finance, textile and agriculture professionals the Texas International Cotton School affords a timely, cost-effective tool for success in the global fiber complex," said Mike Stephens, coordinator of the TICS. "In addition, Texas Tech graduate students can earn three hours of graduate credit with only two weeks of intercessional class time and professional certification upon completion of the course."
The course is listed in the Texas Tech course catalog as PSS 5370, "U.S. and Global Cotton Fiber-Textile Industries."
The TICS is a cooperative effort of the Lubbock Cotton Exchange and the International Textile Center. The International Textile Center is an institute of the Department of Plant and Soil Science within the Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
CONTACT: Mike Stephens, communications coordinator, International Textile Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 747-3790 ext. 513, or firstname.lastname@example.org.