Recent research has shown that a significant proportion of the textile and dyeing industry workforce have stayed on beyond their planned retirement age because of a lack of suitably qualified younger replacements. With a skills gap amongst many young people entering the industry, the Foundation Textile Coloration Certificate (FTCC) and Textile Coloration Certificate (TCC) were developed to meet the needs of industry and to help fill this gap. SDC’s innovative colour education pathway has courses suitable for those from both technical and design backgrounds.
By Bill Skidmore
In October we attended a joint meeting of the SDC Midlands Region and Nottingham Society of Technical Dyers. The speaker for this event was Charles Ross, a visiting lecturer and specialist in performance sportswear design and sustainability.
Before stating what the lecture was about, one must comment about the excellent attendance from both societies. It was really good to see a mixture and span from students to more mature members; there was at least one young student who had travelled down from Leeds University. The allocated room for the event was overflowing.
Colour surrounds us and yet it is complex. How much do we really understand about where colour comes from and how we see it? The language we use to describe colour is fairly basic and that is a problem if you work in an industry where you need to communicate colour effectively.
Ideal for both individuals and companies, Introduction to Colour will provide you with the basic concepts of colour. If you deal with colour as part of your job then this new short course will build your skills and confidence and enhance your communication and decision-making skills.