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Textile Technology Center announces changes to bolster support of industry

Posted August 5, 2021


BELMONT, N.C. – The Textile Technology Center at Gaston College announced points of contact and ways the TTC is bolstering curricula to increase its support of the textile industry.


Textile training is being integrated into the continuing education and curriculum programs within Gaston College. This move is an effort to increase its focus on streamlining the delivery of education and training for our textile industry partners. 


All textile industry training efforts that fall into our Customized Training program will now be under the oversight of Emily Hansley, director of Customized Training at Gaston College. She has over 20 years of experience with Gaston College and has worked with companies to help them train and develop their employees and leaders, expand their workforce, increase productivity and bring on new technology. Hansley will be scheduling Textiles 101, vendor specific training, the Textile Academy (announcement coming soon) and more. 


Gaston College has also added a Textile Technology Associate in Applied Science AAS degree with the following four tracks; General, Design, Management and Technician.  This curriculum program is being led by Jasmine Cox, director of Textile Technology Programs & Business Innovation. She has over six years of experience working directly with the Textile Technology Center customer base and supported their product development, testing and training needs.


Its new points of contact and realignment are a direct result of increasing textile training demands and our commitment to helping meet the needs of the industry, according to Sam Buff, vice president and general manager of the Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network (MTIN), a partnership between Gaston College’s Textile Technology Center and Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center.


If you have any questions regarding pending and/or future training opportunities, please contact Hansley at 704-748-5259 for continuing education related requests or Cox at 704-825-6302 for curriculum questions.


Source: Textile Technology Center

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