New Career and Recruiting Tools Introduced
September 25, 2017 | Posted in: Careers Resources
Pittsburgh, PA, September 25, 2017—As part of its mission to encourage young people to consider the graphic arts as a career choice, and to assist local companies in their recruitment efforts, The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has completed a total revision and update of its Career Poster and Guide to careers in graphics flyer. In a related matter, the career tab on the PGSF website has been expanded and updated to correspond with and broaden the information offered in the printed materials.
The new materials were developed after a task force of educators, company executives, designers, and industry experts worked collaboratively to determine how to effectively communicate the industry’s message to today’s high school student and their parents. The style and message of the pieces are intended to stimulate interest in the field and lead to further investigation. The materials demonstrate the broad range of positions available from the front office to production to distribution and include digital and wide format.
Further, the materials are available as print-ready files for local personalization and distribution. Each is readily reproduced on any digital equipment at an 11 x 17” image size. Images and copies may be viewed on the PGSF website under the “Resources” tab. Print files are available upon request. “PGSF is proud to be leading the effort to recruit new employees into our industry,” stated John Berthelsen, VP-Development with the Foundation. “This is a critical issue for companies all over the country and we are pleased to be providing a useful tool for them to utilize.”
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice for young people, and then to support them through their education process. In 2017, more than 200 students were provided with support totaling over $400,000.