The date has been set and the countdown begun for the next ICA ‘Complete Cotton’ training programme. The 10 day residential course will run from 23 April until 2 May 2012 in Liverpool, UK.
Incorporating 17 modules,all delivered by industry experts, the training focuses on all aspects of the raw cotton trade, from cotton growing to spinning and everything else in between.
The 2011 course, which ran earlier this year, was a complete sell-out and the ICA believes that this trend will continue for 2012, as Kai Hughes, ICA Managing Director explains: “There is a demand for our training and this course is very popular. Over the years it has provided an excellent grounding for many of today’s key players in the cotton world. The benefits are far reaching. Not only do delegates gain access to training and networking that may otherwise be inaccessible, they transfer the learning back to their own workplace, which has a positive impact for the industry as a whole.
“We improved the course in 2011. We rationalised the syllabus, making it more relevant to today’s market conditions.We reduced the length of the course, allowing delegates less time away from their commitments back home and at work. We were also able to reduce the cost. The improvements paid off, the 38 delegates thatattended gave the training a 94 per cent ‘excellent/good’ rating. And based on their feedback, we are making further improvements for 2012.”
Complete Cotton is open to individuals of all ages from within the cotton trade – including producers, ginners, exporters, merchants, agents, importers, spinners and allied trades.
Kai concludes: “There are only 40 places available on the 2012 course and there are already 17 names on the delegate list. Our advice is book early to avoid disappointment.”