Roland DG steps up to support Hunter TAFE
On the 7th of February, 2007 Roland DG took steps to ensure students have access to the latest industry equipment at a handover at Hunter TAFE Newcastle.
Phil Cox, Faculty Director, Faculty of Industry & Natural Resources
Marcus Adler, Managing Director, Roland DG Australia
Rob Wolter, Institute Director, Director's Unit
Linda Sharpe, Head Teacher, Painting and Decorating, Signcraft Operations
Russell Cooper, Education Manager, Roland DG Australia
John Wall, Marketing & Operations Manager, Roland DG Australia
Roland DG, as part of its continued commitment to the education industry and the training of apprentices has demonstrated it's support again by donating a VERSAcamm SP-540V large format digital print/cut machine to the Hunter TAFE signwriting department.
The three-in-one SP-540V can be used as a printer, printer/cutter or stand-alone vinyl cutter which allows users to handle a wide variety of jobs including complex applications. The machine can produce a variety of banners, signs and stickers.
Marcus Adler, Managing Director stated Industry demands issue challenges to technological development and this in turn places demands on educational institutions to keep up by way of responses.
The addition of the Rolands SP-540V Large Format Digital Printer to the signwriting sections resources will ensure students are trained in the latest sign production techniques and are well equipped to meet workplace practices, said Linda Sharpe, Head Teacher Painting and Decorating, Signcraft Operations.
Ms Sharpe added "the future of the industry is digital, and Hunter TAFE has a range of courses to satisfy the needs of students and employers. They include: Customised short courses: training that is designed and or tailored to meet a clients specific needs; and trade courses set to deliver the necessary training to achieve trade qualifications for apprentices".
Representatives from Roland DG were present at the unveiling of the printer as were Hunter and Central Coast sign companies including Opalescent Signs, Ryan Signs, Newcastle Sign Force, Sign Maid and Tubby Signs.
Roland DG Australia