Led by PGAMA, the Print Strategic Industry Partnership (PrintSIP) consisting of printers, binders and finishers, educational entities, and industry-related non-profits, oversee the development of the program. Following are the 4 modules that were developed and delivered under the grant, for more information on each click below:
- Module 1: Printing 101 - Introduction to Graphic Communications
- Module 2: Digital Production Printing
- Module 3: Offset Press & Binding/Finishing
- Module 4: Digital File Preparation and Output
The heart of the program revolves around Print[ED]—a nationally recognized accreditation for printing and graphics programs that are owned and operated by PGAMA. Modules are based on industry-approved Print[ED] competencies, taught in Print[ED] accredited school labs, by Print[ED] accredited instructors. Students take Print[ED] SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Assessments at the end of each module to certify their knowledge and receive a two year industry recognized certification.