The International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO) is launching a new project, the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), funded by Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI).
Through this program, IWTO wants to support education in the textile sector toward increasing awareness of the unique properties of wool and wool blend products around the world. The program is aimed at strengthening links between the wool industry and educational institutions by enabling young talented people to undertake industrial and academic placements in companies or organizations active in the wool sector, especially dealing with Australian wool.
The program is offered to students and employees from around the world. Ten candidates will be involved in the program in 2005. Successful applicants will be offered a 3- to 6-month traineeship in one of the companies or organizations that are active across the wool pipeline from sheep to shop. The location of the traineeship will be relevant to the participants? educational profile and preference.
The total value of financial support per candidate is approximately $A5,000 or $US3,800. All applications must be received at IWTO by Dec. 31, 2004.
For those interested in applying, more information and the application form are available at www.iwto.org/Projects/student.htmon the World Wide Web.