TTC announces Uster course, realignment of price structure

Posted October 7, 2021


BELMONT, N.C. – The Textile Technology Center at Gaston College announced the offering of the Uster Evenness Interpretation Class scheduled for October 19 and 20 at the Kimbrell Campus & Textile Technology Center here.


Raul Thomas of Uster Technologies will instruct the class. He will explain the purpose and basic aspects of evenness interpretation, including CV, imperfections, diagram and spectrogram charts.


The TTC has recently aligned its Textile training efforts with its existing Customized Industry Training Department that serves all industries in its service area. In the past year, Gaston College was ranked No. 1 in the North Carolina Community College System for the number of industry projects offered. Utilizing the Customized Industry Training Department will give its customers access to a network of staff, trainers and expertise to better serve the textile industry.


In the coming weeks, the TTC will add a textile training coordinator/instructor to its team to specifically assist with its textile training. Registration for future training courses will be administered by our Customized Industry Training Department.


Over the last few years, the State of North Carolina has provided Gaston College with designated funding to support the textile training initiative for our industry. That funding allowed the TTC to offer training free or at a minimal cost to participants. This funding covered the costs of each training event, such as the instructor or vendor expert, supplies, books, promotion/printing, administration of the training event and meals.  Due to changes in the budget, this funding is no longer available.


Moving forward, the TTC said it must operate like any entity and design its price structure for training to reflect the total cost of delivery. The participant price reflects these total costs spread out over the minimum number of participants needed to break even. The total cost for each training event will vary depending on the instructor cost and the hours of instruction.


The participant cost to cover all instructional expenses is $470 per person. To make this transition smoother, for this training event only, the TTC is offering scholarships of up to $150 to help offset the total cost per participant.


If you would like to pursue this option, please contact Emily Hansley, director of Customized Industry Training, at or via phone at (704) 748.5259.


Source: Textile Technology Center

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