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The Sign & Print Career Connections programme – an industry-wide initiative to attract new talent to the print, sign and wider graphics sector – is making its debut this week, at the Victorian Careers & Employment Expo in Melbourne.

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The Victorian Carees & Education Expo runs from 9am – 3pm Thursday and Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday. Click here to register for the Careers Expo. Over coming months, the team will travel around the country – to Adelaide and Queensland in May, Perth in July, and Sydney in August.

The initiative is led by supplier association Visual Connections in partnership with the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA), FESPA Australia, the Flexible Packaging & Label Manufacturers’ Association (FPLMA), the LIA and the Visual Media Association (VMA), in a genuine ‘whole of industry’ approach.

It will take information about opportunities across the entire spectrum of the sector to thousands of Years 9 – 12 students around the country over the coming months, with a brand new stand, brochure and online resource designed to engage, inform and resource them to pursue an industry career.

The programme kicks off at the Victorian Careers & Employment Expo on Thursday. The team, including careers advisors from AusSIP, Visual Connections representatives, TAFE teachers and apprentices from Victoria University Polytechnic, and industry volunteers, can be found at Site 86 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.   

The Sign & Print Career Connections programME is made possible with the generous 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.


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