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PIAA lobbies for print training in schools

Thursday, 15 June 2017
By Print 21 Online Article

(l-r) The PIAA's Paul Mitchell with NSW Minister for Education Rob Stokes and Liliana Mularczyk OAM, who was awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Education.

Printing Industries has launched a new lobbying campaign to push the idea of providing printing industry training to students in NSW secondary schools.

PIAA industrial relations manager, Paul Mitchell, met this week with NSW Minister for Education Rob Stokes and members of the NSW Department of Education in Sydney to discuss a wide-ranging proposal to promote education and training opportunities for the printing industry in Australian schools.

“I was impressed with the Minister’s commitment to the sector and, more broadly, his desire to encourage vocational education training at NSW secondary schools,” says Mitchell. “It was clear that the advocacy work we have completed over the last year is starting to raise the profile of our industry in the government’s agenda.”

The range of topics discussed at the meeting included promoting the printing industry to NSW secondary schools, engaging young Australians to participate in printing traineeships/apprenticeships, and details of what the printing industry can expect from the recently announced Skilling Australia Fund, announced in the May federal budget.

Mitchell says Printing Industries looks forward to further collaboration with the minister’s office and the NSW Department of Education over the coming months to further promote printing training and educational opportunities in NSW and across Australia.





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