Cotton Inc. launches Cotton University
Online resource for students and textiles pros
HTT Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 10/26/2012 11:15:43 AM
Online resource students and textiles pros
Cary, N.C. - Cotton Incorporated has created a free, online resource for students and professionals. Cotton University is "part digital campus, part professional network," according to the research and promotion company.
"Through ISP educational events and other services, Cotton Incorporated has established its global reputation as an educator and facilitator," says Mark Messura, senior vp of global supply chain marketing at Cotton Incorporated. "Cotton University builds on that reputation by aggregating the collective expertise of Cotton Incorporated into a 21st-Century multimedia campus, and a 24/7 networking opportunity for students and professionals."
The Cotton University curriculum is divided into nine subject-focused colleges:
- Denim manufacturing;
- Finishing; Dyeing;
- Garment manufacturing;
- Quality assurance;
- Yarn manufacturing;
Each offers self-paced coursework and certifications of completion. Courses are guided by faculty comprised of technical experts from Cotton Incorporated, as well as instructors from well-respected educational institutions. The coursework is supplemented with an online library that includes a textile encyclopedia, a glossary of textile manufacturing and fabric terminology, and streaming videos.
"The curriculum has obvious benefits for design and textile students, but it also provides a continuing education opportunity for existing professionals," said Messura.
Cotton University also connects students with industry professionals through discussion groups, webinars and special online projects.
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