NEW YORK — Students looking for help getting a start in the textile industry will get special treatment at the Bobbin Show in Atlanta.
This week’s show marks the debut of the Bobbin Student Center, a meeting place and resource center that will make its debut at the Bobbin machinery and fabric expo to be held today through Friday at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The center will offer an overview and background of the show, and give students who visit an opportunity to understand the relevance of the show to the industry. Hundreds of students attend the Bobbin show each year.
To accomplish these goals, the center is hosting mandatory orientation for students and offering video and written information covering subjects from new technology at the show to professionalism on the show floor.
“Helping prepare students for entry into their chosen fields is one of the best ways for us to show our commitment to the industry,” said Dot Grimshaw, manager of Bobbin’s textile and fashion group.
Manufacturers and suppliers can visit the center to talk with students, post job listings and drop off samples and brochures for students’ use. Also, Pantone will host a special color seminar for students and faculty Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at the center.
The Bobbin Student Center is sponsored by Celanese, as well as the Bobbin Show and Inside Fashion, an organization that provides information to college students in fashion and fashion-related fields.