Visual Connections, the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) and Re-Engineering Australia announced today the appointment of AusSIP as its Industry Education Liaison Manager.
The newly created national role is to help increase awareness of the opportunities in our industry to schools, TAFES and universities and strengthen ties between industry and schools in order to promote career opportunities within the sector.
The longer-term goal of the appointment is to influence enrolments in print, sign and graphic apprenticeships, increase school-based apprenticeships and to create a greater awareness of the industry as a viable career alternative for students.
The role would work closely with two industry associations – the Australian Sign and Graphics Association and Visual Connections as well as our partner, REA (Re-engineering Australia). The focus of both associations is to promote and grow the industry for our members with particular emphasis on education and training within the broader print, sign and graphics area.
AusSIP has been chosen due to its experience in working at local, national and international levels to raise educational and industry opportunities, both at strategic and operational levels. AusSIP has the demonstrated experience, skill sets, networks, capacity and passion to increase awareness and opportunities in the Print, Sign and Graphics industry nationally.
Mitchell Mulligan, President Visual Connections welcomed the appointment “Visual Connections members are thrilled to allocate funding towards this vitally needed position. The need to promote the industry to younger entrants and to continue to build talent and career pathways has never been greater and we look forward to contributing to a stronger talent pool for our customers in the future”.
Michael Blazek, President ASGA, says the appointment has been made with the strong affirmation of the Association’s members. “For too long the most visible of all trades has remained invisible to parents, students and the wider education community. It is an exciting industry, which offers a mix of skills, imagination and initiative. We look forward to working closely with AusSIP in promoting increased industry awareness and opportunities for youth across Australia”.
Australian Sign & Graphics Association