CPISC Closing Its Doors
The Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC) is a national organization that collaborates with printing and graphic communications industry employers, employees, educators, suppliers and representatives of governments to create and implement innovative strategies for skills development and progressive HR management practices. In doing so, CPISC enables all key players in the printing and graphic communications industry to work together in partnership to improve the quality of the industry’s current and future workforce.
Through the completion of its national Skill Standards; three watershed reports - the Skills and Technology Roadmap, Charting Our Course; the Training Needs Assessment Study, Bridging the Gaps; and, the recent HR Study, Print by the Numbers - CPISC has built a solid foundation and understanding of what the industry needs. We have fostered effective management practices through development of an online HRToolkit. And most importantly, through our career focus program we were able to provide financial assistance to employers for new hires, many of whom are still working in the industry.
With the loss of funding, CPISC’s doors are closing, but its legacy will live on. Our website will be operational until the end of June 2013. After that, the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA - www.cpia-aci.ca) will ensure that industry and workers continue to have access to the tools and products the Council developed. We invite everyone in the printing world to make use of the products the industry itself brought into being.
March 22, 2013 - Labour Market Information Report released today.
The report provides an overview of the printing and graphic communications sector in terms of the number of establishments, employees, and jobs by industry; describes the characteristics of the workforce, including demographic information and income’ and provides information on the indicators of economic performance within the printing and graphic communications industry.
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March 21, 2013 - The Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC) released its National Graphic Designer Skill Standards today.
The new skill standards and occupational profiles for Art Directors, Creative Directors and Graphic Designers describe what an employee should know and be able to do on the job. The standards and profiles will benefit print and graphic communications industry employers, current and future employees, students and educators as they are useful tools for recruitment and training.Click here for more information.