Digital printing has been around for a while, but so far there have hardly been any formal training courses concluding with recognised certifications for digital operators. Digital operators were used to “Learn on the job” and while they acquired many skills, they usually lacked the opportunities of certification and recognition of their colleagues in offset printing.
SOS has worked with TAFE to recognise the existing knowledge in their workforce and provide opportunity for training and certification to operators.
Five SOS employees in the digital production centre went through a course that combined recognition of prior learning (RPL) and structured instruction by TAFE personnel to achieve a Certificate III in digital production.
Pictured: TAFE instructor Rick Moore and SOS Digital Manager Brett Patterson with SOS employees Katie, Andrew, Tim, Adrian and Dom and their Certifications.
All of these employees have now signed up for another two years of training to finish their printing trade certificate.