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Printing Industries sponsors LIA award

Wednesday, 19 September 2007
By Print 21 Online Article

Printing Industries Association of Australia has agreed to sponsor the Future Leaders Award of the Lithographic Institute of Australia’s (LIA) recognition and rewards program.


The award is one of three which encourage and reward printing industry graduates. In a joint announcement LIA federal president Greg Grace and Printing Industries national president, Peter Lane said an agreement had been reached, which will expand the existing relationship between the two organisations.

The move will further consolidate PIAA and LIA’s mutual commitment to recognise the potential leadership talent that comes through the ranks of TAFE graduates across Australia.

To be known as the LIA – Printing Industries, Future Leaders Award, it will be presented for the first time under Printing Industries auspices at the Gala Dinner of the inaugural Victorian PICA awards and the 19th Biennial Conference of the LIA at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne on 19 October 2007.

Grace said the Institute was very happy to have expanded its relationship with Printing Industries.

"This will further enhance our growing relationship and spread the word more broadly, that there are opportunities for young (and not so young) people graduating from TAFE to stay in the industry and become the future leaders," he said.

Lane said the joint venture was the first of its type for the association although it does sponsor various state-based TAFE activities.

"Over the years we have supported the LIA in many ways, including involving and presenting their state based awards during our major industry events, such as the PICA Awards. We have been very impressed by their judging methodology, enthusiasm and support for education in our industry," he said.

"The concept of an award that recognises the individual’s potential to become an industry leader fits very strongly with Printing Industries philosophy. As the peak employer organisation, we have a role in encouraging our members to keep the brightest and best in the industry and we are hopeful that our sponsorship of the Future Leaders Award will contribute to achieving that aim."

The Future Leaders Award is made every two years and comprises an all expenses paid educational visit to either DRUPA or IPEX in the year following its presentation. 

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