Print Production Training for Your Employees . . .
Have you had to resort to hiring employees that have limited or no industry experience? Could your CSRs benefit from a deeper understanding of the production processes? Would a new salesperson who has limited industry experience come up to speed faster if they had relevant training? Do you wish your machine helpers had a better understanding of workflow so that they would be easier to cross-train?
There are few, if any, options beyond on-the-job training—until now . . .
Print is Tactile, Industry Training Should be Too!
PGAMA is pleased to offerIntroduction to Graphic Communicationsand Offset Press Operations & Binding and Finishing through the Print Strategic Industry Partnership (PrintSIP). Content for these classes provides context to help employees understand where their job fits into the overall workflow of a printing plant. Digital and conventional printing technologies are compared and contrasted preparing the student to identify which process is most appropriate for printing the job at hand. Content is designed to deliver not only the “what” but also the “how” and the “why” through demonstrations and hands-on activities. It’s one thing to talk about technology in the classroom but hands-on demonstrations take learning to a new level!
New Location!We are offering Introduction to Graphic Communications (IGC) at a new location! IGC will be held at the Carroll County Career & Technology Center in Westminster.
1) Introduction to Graphic Communications
Content: Industry Overview • Print Processes • How Print is Produced • File Creation •
Offset Press • Digital Press • Substrates • Bindery • Finishing • Distribution
Schedule: 5 Weeks starting on Monday, September 23, 2019, 2 sessions per week (Mondays and Wednesdays), 2.5 hours per session (5:30 PM–8:00 PM, 25 total contact hours)
NEW Location: Carroll County Career & Technology Center
1229 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Cost: No cost, funded by the Maryland EARN Grant Program
2) Offset Press Operations & Binding and Finishing
Content: Offset Press Technologies • Paper • Ink • Dampening Solution • Make-ready • Print •
Quality • Maintenance • Binding and Finishing Technologies • Cutting • Folding • Collation • Binding • Trimming • Packing • Mailing
Schedule: 5 Weeks starting on September 24, 2019, 2 sessions per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays),
2.5 hours per session (5:30 PM–8:00 PM, 25 total contact hours)
Location: Center of Applied Technology North (CATN)
800 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD 21144Cost:No cost, funded by the State of Maryland's EARN Grant Program
A: No, all materials and supplies are provided.Q: Can I send more than 1 employee to these classes?
A: Absolutely! There are 10 first come, first serve seats available for each class.Q: Will these classes be offered again?
A: Yes they will be offered on a continuous basis. There are two other classes in addition to these classes: Digital File Prep & Output and Digital Production Printing.Q: Do students receive any kind of recognition for completing a class?
A: Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a PrintED Certification Certificate if you pass the certification exam (50 multiple choice questions).
Classes Funded by the Maryland EARN Grant Program