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Printing Technologies Open House Attracts Interest

Bruce Stroik, plant director for Quad Graphics with 30-plus years of experience in the printing and publishing industry, presented information on the health of the industry to nearly 100 visitors during Fox Valley Technical College’ annual Printing Technologies Open House.

Stroik emphasized that the printing industry is not dead; rather, it is constantly evolving through increased integration with mobile technology. Ironically, ink on paper is one of the leading resources of flexible data solutions for companies large and small, serving more than ever as the primary driver for all channels of information and marketing. These channels include retail, print, Web, mobile, digital editions, e-mail, and social media.

“With all the communicative and marketing technology at our fingertips, there is an abundance of opportunity for skilled printing and publishing professionals to be part of an industry that continues to drive innovation,” says Stroik. “One of the biggest challenges the industry faces is attracting and hiring enough people with a passion for print and print specific skills for rewarding careers in the printing industry. Fox Valley Technical College is a prime example of a reputable, local resource that produces the next generation of printing specialists.”

Quad Graphics, based in Lomira, Wisconsin, is the second largest provider of print and multichannel solutions in the world. Fox Valley Technical College offers degree-based training in both Package & Label Printing and Printing & Publishing, in addition to customized workplace training and print trial assessments for industry.

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The annual Printing Technologies Open House at FVTC