Intellective Solutions Supports GAERF to Launch Print Competencies at Graph Expo 14

Printing industry and educations professionals will obtain workplace competencies for the Graphic Communications industry

Tuxedo Park, N.Y., August 25, 2014 —   Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF®) and Intellective Solutions are proud to announce the availability of Graphic Communications Skills Competencies (GCSC).  The competencies provide the skills, knowledge, abilities and behavior necessary to be successful in six industry areas.

These areas include:

  • Digital File Preparation and Output
  • Digital Production Printing
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Graphic Communications
  • Offset Printing/Bindery
  • Screen Printing

These competencies were developed to help printing industry education and training organizations create curriculum that reflect the current needs of the Graphic Communications market. During GRAPH EXPO 14, to be held in Chicago from September 28 to October 1, 2014, industry professionals are encouraged to visit Education Main Street, Booth 4942, to view and gain access to the competencies. The competencies are free to all printing industry stakeholders.

“We are a very large and changing industry. To meet the needs of future customers and print providers, we must have a pool of qualified workers entering the industry,” said Intellective Solutions President, Joe Rickard. “We were proud to work with GAERF and many industry experts and educators to produce this valuable resource”

The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation was created by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing, and Converting Technologies and the Printing Industries of America in 1983. These three national associations jointly own the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). GAERF was created to channel a portion of the revenues earned by GASC-managed shows into projects supporting a strong future for the industry. For additional information about the Foundation and its programs, visit the GAERF website: or phone toll-free: (866) 381-9839.

About Intellective Solutions

Intellective Solutions is a training, consulting and marketing services company focused on helping leading graphic communication companies improve their sales and operational effectiveness. Since 2003, the company has provided customized sales, operational and management content and services. The company’s strategy is to get an assessment of its customer’s needs and provide the best solution.

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