December 2021 Newsletter

Our first event of 2022 will be our Winter Professional Learning Day, which will be held on Thursday, February 3rd. For scheduling purposes, it will be a single session and running from 9:30 AM ET to 11:30 AM ET. Registration is FREE, and you earn 2 hours of professional development! After registering a link to the meeting will be sent to you prior to the conference on February 3rd. We hope to see you there!

The Power of Print

"Over this past year, three trends stood out that illustrate a shift from the traditional "print is a commodity" mindset to print as a high-value communications channel. Embracing this mindset, PSPs are altering their go-to-market strategies, adding value beyond print, and delivering better customer experiences."
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Graphic Arts Employment—
Print Production Up!

"Last month, we remarked that we may be climbing out of the employment holding pattern that persisted through the summer, and that climb continued through October. Overall printing employment was up +1.0% from September, with production employment up +0.9%, and non-production printing employment up +1.2%. If you look at the year-over-year changes, early 2021 saw a return of the workers that had been shed or furloughed during the pandemic, which had started to slow over the summer and continued through the fall."
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Print[ED] Standard 4: Employment Potential and Follow-Up

In our continuing effort to help grow and streamline our accreditation process, we are always looking for ways we can help our instructors. One area we noticed people getting hung up on is Standard 4.1A, Employment Potential and Follow-Up. While there may be follow-ups made on the state level, we wanted to provide a generic Post Graduation Survey that can be used to help track your students after graduation. Having this information can not only help grow your program but provide opportunities for current students to interact with those who have established themselves in the industry as well. The survey can be found on our Print[ED] Shared Drive, under Standards and Evaluation Resources.

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