The Textile Centre of Excellence is a private, not for profit business. The Board of Directors is made up of 10 local business leaders from textile manufacturers that, both locally and globally, supply the world’s premier fashion houses and technical fabric markets. The business has changed significantly since its inception in 1976 and is proud to represent the sector as the Textile Centre of Excellence, a £2 million development located in the heart of the UK textile sector, Huddersfield. The organisation is heavily involved in R& D projects with ESF and ERDF funding.
It is the recognised national Group Training Association (GTA) and provides a wide range of training and development for employees within the textile, fashion and apparel sector.
The Centre offers quality assured, flexible training at all levels from pre-entry traineeships to foundation degree equivalent programmes. The Centre is a recognised BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 organisation, holds the ‘Matrix’ standard for Information, Advance and Guidance (IAG) and has secured the Creative Skillset Industry Tick for industry relevant training and skills provision.
The Centre operates as a Group Training Association and works closely with its member firms to ensure the voice of the industry steers skills development. The Textile Centre of Excellence also works with a range of public and private sector organisations to help develop activity to stimulate innovation and to enhance skills in areas of relevance to the region’s manufacturing industry.