National display company Signarama has secured state funding from the NSW government for its four week pre-apprenticeship course in sign and graphics at Sydney Tafe.
Evan Foster, director – Established Brands Australia at United Franchise Group says this is a course for young people to get into the sign and graphic industry.
“They are four week courses where three weeks are in the classroom at Sydney Tafe and one week in a signage business dong some business and assessing the students’ capabilities,” he says.
In the week of practical onsite learning students will be placed at a Signarama store. The course will teach students to core elements of the new sign and graphics certificate III qualification.
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Foster says, “This is the second time we have done [the course], the first time was in early 2016. We want to do it regularly but it is up to whether we get funding or not and enough people who want to do it.
“We are looking at some options with RTO Chisholm looking at partnership maybe similar to signage and graphics industry looking at different pathways to dip their toes in the water.”
Foster says he is working with the industry looking for different ways of getting students involved within the sign and graphic business.
The course commences September 4. Signarama has more than 100 stores across Australia in regional and central locations.
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