Encouraging Young Adults
Our primary interest is in increasing the number of young people in the UK taking a technical degree course in textiles and pursuing a career in industry.
Currently the majority of students on such courses are from overseas and most return to their home country following graduation.
We provide postgraduate bursaries to UK students at Leeds University in technical textiles, performance clothing and colour science.
We have been exploring ways in which to encourage young people to pursue their careers in textiles, and are supporting two weaving projects.