Education: Schooling for Survival

U.S. Corporations Move En Masse into the Learning Business

The institute's main building is a white mansion perched on a hillside in Charlottesville, Va. The two-year work-study program is as demanding as any other in the U.S. New students go through a kind of Outward Bound rock- climbing ritual. "You get a sense of who you can depend on," says Don Alexander, a second-year student. Building that sort of group working relationship is precisely what the institute has in mind--that and the graduate education of the future leaders of the textile industry. Every year Charlottesville's Institute of Textile Technology (I.T.T.) turns out a new crop of masters of science imbued...

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