Charles Parsons had a history of supporting students through our cadet programmes, which had been through the years introducing a lot of people into the textile industry.

These days, we still strongly believe that it is our duty to support the younger generation, transfer our knowledge and experience to them and give them the opportunities to learn. By supporting the students, we support the future of the textile industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Some of the student support programmes we have done in the past are listed below

– Training at the Charles Parsons Laboratory in Sydney

The accredited and diversified textile testing laboratory in Charles Parsons Sydney office has received many textile and fashion students from various TAFE and universities throughout the year. A very hand-on tour provides the students with real insight into the world of fabrics and how they are tested by different laboratory equipments.

– National Student Design and Technology Awards by Textile Institute Southern Australia (TISA)

Charles Parsons has been one of the major sponsors to the annual TISA Student Awards. These awards recognise Australia’s best and brightest, up-and-coming textile and fashion design and technology talent. We provide the award winners with materials and equipment to assist them with putting their ideas into practice.