Printing Industries of America has announced a major restructuring in the model for its delivery of technical training.
Beginning in 2014, PIA will introduce a new online training platform that will offer training for members without requiring them to budget for travel costs to Pittsburgh. Offering distance training allows PIA to be more nimble in educational content development, providing timely courses on cutting edge technologies.
Classroom-style learning and face-to-face networking opportunities will continue through the organization’s Continuous Improvement and Color Management Conferences and the Print Leadership Summit. And vendors within the industry also have offered their training facilities going forward for hands-on equipment training. In addition, PIA will continue to offer a toll-free technical hotline, unbiased research and commentary on the latest technologies impacting the industry through white papers, case studies and its monthly Tech Alert publication, conflict resolution services with its lab and technical consulting.
PIA also believes that multi-channel marketing and cross-media strategies will be critically important to the future of the industry and, as such, will continue to expand The Integrated Print Center to keep members current on integrated marketing communication trends, tools and techniques through hands-on applications, online video training series, learning management systems, reports and relevant information feeds.
For more information, call 800.910.4283 or visit www.printing.org.