VF Corp. and North Carolina State University have announced a new partnership. VF has a long-standing relationship with the university’s College of Textiles, but this new multi-year agreement is further strengthened by NC State’s Poole College of Management, which brings particular expertise in business analytics and supply chain management. The partnership adds structure to existing collaborations and creates new opportunities for students in both colleges.
It will include education and training activities for students such as internships, student projects and competitions. It is intended to also facilitate research, offer executive education opportunities for VF employees, and it establishes a VF presence on the college’s new Centennial Campus.
VF Corp. outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of lifestyle brands. Among them are Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®.
The Poole College of Management combines academic scholarship with real-world experience to foster learning, create knowledge, and engage with industry and academic partners in a data-rich, global marketplace. NC State’s College of Textiles is recognized as a leader in textile education, research and service.