Sign & Print Career Connections draws crowds in Adelaide

Hundreds of students have flocked to the Sign & Print Career Connections stand at the Adelaide Careers & Employment Expo, providing another boost to the drive to attract new talent to the print, sign and graphics sector.

The expo has run over the past couple of days at the Adelaide Showgrounds, and the initiative, which is led by Visual Connections in partnership with ASGA, FESPA Australia, the FPLMA, LIA and VMA, once again proved that, when presented well, industry careers are well regarded by young people.

10,500 students, parents and teachers attend the Adelaide expo and the Sign & Print Career Connections team was on hand, a suite of ‘Try-A-Trade’ activities providing engagement, and the team from Australian Schools Industry Partnership (AusSIP), the local TAFE and industry volunteers on hand to talk to visitors about industry careers.

Tina Mavris from AusSIP, said having an engaging display at these Careers Expos gives students a real feel for the excitement and diversity of the visual communications sector and helps to get them thinking about how they might apply their talents to the opportunities available in print, sign and graphics.

“Once again, we’ve had literally hundreds of conversations with students who are keen to find out more about industry careers and explore the training options and apprenticeship structures which can get them there. It’s been terrific.”

Students were encouraged to participate in the Try-A-Trade area which featured laser with Trotec, Ball & Doggett but TAFE SA with vinyl cutting, wrapping, sign writing, applying graphicsand many more hands on opportunities.

Supporting the team’s efforts was the comprehensive Sign & Print Career Connections booklet, which once again proved to be a popular take-away, and online resources which students can use to connect to further information about training and employment opportunities. The Sign & Print Career Connections program is made possible with the support of industry sponsors, including major sponsors Amari Visual Solutions, Ball & Doggett, Cactus Imaging, Fujifilm Graphic Systems, Graphic Art Mart, Mulford Australia, ORAFOL, Pozitive Sign & Graphics Supplies and Sign-a-Rama, and partnering sponsors Böttcher, FPLMA, Hero Print, MacDirmid Graphic Solutions and Spicers.

The Sign & Print Career Connections initiatives is now on its way to Brisbane, where it will feature at the Brisbane Careers & Employment Expo at the BCEC on 24 and 25 May.

The expo is free to attend.

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