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Inaugural award showcases industry’s future leaders

Thursday, 30 August 2012
By Print21
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Printing Industries is urging NSW printing companies to nominate their outstanding young employees for a new award recognising leadership qualities within the printing industry.

The Future Leaders Award, sponsored by Media Super, aims to recognise and reward bright and talented people who through their work, behaviour and attitudes demonstrate a high level of commitment to their vocation and to the industry. NSW joins Victoria in introducing the award as part of a national roll out by Printing Industries.

Bill Healey (pictured), Printing Industries CEO and NSW general manager, says the winning NSW state candidate would be named during the Employers Mutual 2012 NSW Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICA) presentation on 2 November.

“That candidate will then compete against winning candidates from other states for the national title to be held in conjunction with PacPrint in May 2013,” says Healey. “This is another way of demonstrating that, as an industry, we are serious about developing a skilled workforce to meet future industry demand for skilled employee and must work cooperatively to achieve this.

“We commend Media Super on this initiative which is complementary to our strategic direction on engaging with the young and our recently implemented Apprenticeship Advisor and Mentoring Program.

“This program engages with young people to encourage them into the industry and to help those already in the industry to complete their training and achieve their vision for a satisfying and rewarding career – and hopefully to become a future leader in the industry,” he says.

Starting in 2013 the Future Leaders Award will be fully integrated into all the state PICA events. Media Super National Client Relationship Manager, Lisa Collins, says that Media Super was proud to expand its support of the PICA Awards in NSW and to build on a successful print industry partnership.

“This new award is designed to recognise and reward the most talented young people coming up through the ranks in NSW,” she says. “From printing to graphics and design we have exceptional young people who are committed to excellence and achievement. They are our future industry leaders making a positive contribution in a time of change and transition.

“NSW has many gifted and talented young designers, printers and production specialists who continue to demonstrate the power of print. At Media Super we strongly believe that it is now time to directly acknowledge the exceptional young people who are making their mark in our industries,” she says.

Entries for the NSW Future Leaders Award close on Friday 28 September 2012, click here for more information.

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