SPONSOR A STUDENT: SPESA Advancements Conference

Education is a core value for SPESA. Whether it's for seasoned professionals or newcomers to the industry, we strive to offer a broad range of professional development during our events.

The upcoming Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference is no different. In fact, it offers a unique opportunity for SPESA. Just two miles down the road sits the NC State University Wilson College of Textiles. This school — one of the premier textile institutions in the country — represents the future of the industry. This young and prospective workforce expands beyond Raleigh too, including students from notable schools like Catawba Valley Community College, Eastern Michigan University, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

It is our hope that we can offer the same educational tools and networking opportunities for this group of future leaders as we do for our members and industry partners. And we'd like your help doing so by sponsoring a student to attend the Advancements Conference.

The scholarship sponsorship is $350 and includes:

  • Entry for one student to the Advancements Conference
  • Entry for one professional at your company to the Advancements Conference
  • Logo placement and promotion on event collateral

The student scholarship is open to any students who are interested in learning about the sewn products industry and meeting its key players (that's you!).

Interested in sponsoring a student? Please email Maggie McDonald at maggie@spesa.org or Marie D'Avignon at marie@spesa.org.