Textile Production and Management

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 Sept. 30, 2004

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
Specialized Cal State L.A. Courses in
Textile Production and Management
Provide High-Demand Job Skills
for Textile and Apparel Professionals

LOS ANGELES -- Textile and apparel professionals who want to improve their knowledge to advance their careers now have the opportunity to take a series of specialized, coordinated courses offered through California State University, Los Angeles, beginning Wednesday, October 6, 2004. Courses will be held at Fashion Business, Inc., at the New Mart in downtown Los Angeles.

These specialized programs, designed in consultation with leading textile industry companies in the Los Angeles area, are in process of being approved for a new certificate program in textile production and management granted by the Division of Extended Education at Cal State L.A.

“Our advisory committee, comprising veteran textile and apparel experts, interviewed 12 different business leaders in the field before establishing the certificate curriculum,” said Carol Tuntland, Cal State L.A. associate professor in the fashion and textile program. “The courses we’re offering will broaden and enhance the expertise of anyone working in the textile and apparel field.”

The textile and apparel industry in Southern California employs approximately 128,000 people in all aspects of design, product development, manufacturing and marketing, according to Ilsa Metchek, executive director of the California Fashion Association, and an advisory committee member for the proposed certificate program.

For information on the courses or the program, or application for admission, call Dr. Carol Tuntland, Cal State L.A. Department of Art, (323) 343-4033, or e-mail ctuntla@calstatela.edu.

WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA – California State University, Los Angeles: A comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 20,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.

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