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ITMA AND YHFP PARTNER ON INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.

HIGH POINT, N.C.- The International Textile Market Association has teamed up with the Young Home Furnishings Professionals to provide internships for college juniors and seniors.

The internship program, which pairs students with industry leaders for an eight-week summer educational experience, is designed to attract and retain more young people to the textile and home furnishings industries.

The first interns will be placed in June, and the organizations are hoping to place 20 students.

"By drawing on the successful business experience of both ITMA member companies and the YHFP, we expect to attract the future talent of our home furnishings industry to this valuable internship program," said Dominick Anile, chairman of the ITMA internships committee and vice president of sales and marketing at Culp.

Interns will be placed in businesses representing various areas of the textiles and home furnishings industry based on their interests. Areas include retail stores, fabric design, advertising, furniture manufacturing and furniture marketing.

The YHFP has had its own internship program since 2001. Last summer, the organization placed 12 students in internships. The ITMA ran a pilot program in 2002 and placed two students.

Companies that have participated in past programs include La-Z-Boy, Klaussner Furniture Industries, Burlington Industries and Culp.
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Title Annotation:International Textile Market Association and Young Home Furnishings Professionals
Comment:ITMA AND YHFP PARTNER ON INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.(International Textile Market Association and Young Home Furnishings Professionals )
Publication:HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network
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Geographic Code:1U5NC
Date:Jan 3, 2005
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