The next Texas International Cotton School will be held 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 cover all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing. Students undergo in-depth training in many phases of marketing, futures, indexing and other sectors of the ever-changing economic climate for cotton.

In past years, over four hundred students, managers, merchants and textile workers from 53 countries have joined top cotton, commodity and textile experts for the 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 the school’s Web site at http://www.texasintlcottonschool.com or contact Mike Stephens, communications coordinator, the International Textile Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 747-3790 x513 or Michael.l.stephens@ttu.edu.