Championing The Future of the Print Industry
The Printing Charity are here to help those in the print industry, now and in the future. They strongly believe in championing its future through their Rising Star Awards, helping to support young talent in the print, paper, publishing, packaging, and graphic arts sector with grants of up to £1500 for personal and professional skills development.
“I have watched the print and paper industry change over the years and observed how the industry has learnt to embrace new technologies and in a number of cases survive and prosper. I have appreciated the chance to develop relationships with different characters in different sectors and the industry has been good to me”, says Simon Pilkington, Fedrigoni UK Director.
“It’s clear that with change comes new opportunities and that’s why we need to focus on those young people who will fly the flag for the future of the industry. There is great work being done to help this, most notably by The Printing Charity, who invest in young people each year with their Rising Star Awards, helping young talent aged 18 to 30 with grants for training and equipment to accelerate career development. I thoroughly enjoy being a judge for the Awards as it’s the perfect opportunity to recognise the brilliant young people who are forging their careers in our industry. The passion and enthusiasm of applicants fills me with hope that the future of our industry will be in good hands to come”.
Skills development for young people is vital and we would encourage those eligible for the awards to think about what they may need to further their career outside of core employment training. The Awards present the perfect chance to:
- develop specialist skills
- hone in on core skills such as project management
- formalise training for soft skills such as leadership and presentation skills.
Perhaps you know a young star in your workplace? Why not speak with them today about their development plans to see if they could benefit from applying for an award.
Find out more by visiting www.theprintingcharity.org.uk/rising-star-awards. Applications close on 7th March so don’t delay.
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