GAERFGraphic Arts Education and Research Foundation
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At the GAERF's newly enhanced Web site,, students can follow graphic-communications professionals through a typical day on the job, take a behind-the-scenes tour of a printing facility, find out how their skills and interests match up with different career paths in the industry, and start exploring the many opportunities open to them in graphic communications with practical information about educational programs, scholarships and job openings.
Delmontagne as president of NPES, GASC and GAERF on Jan.
"Although Regis will be retiring from his full-time position, he will be retained as a consultant for several years with NPES, GASC and GAERF," said Ms.
GAERF awards up to four $2,500 mini-grants per year.
Entries selected by GAERF will be judged by a panel of industry professionals.
"GAERF is proud to continue its commitment to supporting education initiatives by encouraging creativity and self-expression in students through the art of design and production," says NPES president Thayer Long.
As explained by Eileen Cassidy, director of GAERF, "Employers in our industry, which accounts for the third highest employment in the country, know that those we certify are employable and that they know what is needed to work effectively."
As part of the campaign, GAERF has created the Make Your Mark in Graphic Communications website, which offers students a chance to take an online tour of the workplace, create a project and find a career path in the industry.
GAERF also has assumed management responsibility for Carl Didde WorkPLACE, the graphic communications industry specific essential skills training program.
Nathe, GAERF chairman and chairman and president of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc.
In addition to the image campaign and the Foundation's grant-making program, GAERF administers two other programs designed to support recruitment and training of a skilled workforce: the PrintED national school accreditation program founded by the Printing Industries of America and the Carl Didde WorkPLACE industry-specific basic skills training program founded by the National Association for Printing Leadership.