The Huddersfield and District Textile Training Company was established in 1976 to unite the local textile industry in a shared approach to professional, equitable and high-quality training. HDTTC is a private, not for profit business. HDTTC Directors lead companies that manufacture both locally and globally, supplying the world’s premier fashion houses and technical fabric markets.
In 1999 the company established the Textile Centre of Excellence, a £2 million development located in Leeds Road, Huddersfield, providing a wide range of ‘state of the art’ textile and clothing training and production facilities. Further work in 2009 saw the launch of a six million pound textile innovation development programme to bring new technologies to market through collaboration between companies in the textile manufacturing sector. Most recently, the company has been successful in securing, with the manufacturing sector, new funding for training through an Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot.