Australia’s first print and design trade training centre opens

The Roland Print and Design Centre, part of Australia’s first secondary school Trade
Training Centre, has opened in Sydney.

Roland DG, with the support of Sydney based design company Conect Enterprises, has supplied vital machinery and consumables to drive the creative needs of the centre.

The Trade Training Centre, at the Catholic Regional College Sydenham, operates business units where students can learn a practical trade in a fully functioning business that is open to the public.

The Roland Print and Design Centre is one such program where students can gain
experience in the signage and graphics arts industry.

Students receive quality training in the field of Sign manufacture and can study to achieve a VET Certificate II in Signage.

CRC Sydenham Principal Brendan Watson has welcomed the partnership. “Roland DG and Conect’s generous involvement in this exciting educational initiative cements a vital
link between the school and the signage industry,” Mr Watson said.

“This is a unique collaboration that will benefit hundreds of students over the next few years. Partnerships with industry leaders like Roland DG are crucial so that students can have such opportunities.”

Roland DG supplied machinery for the Centre, including an RS-640 printer, VP-540i Printer/Cutter, a GX-500 50” Cutter and a Metaza MPX-80 Photo Impact Printer.

Conect Enterprises will be the major supplier of all signage materials to the school, such
as digital media, sign vinyls and accessories.

“Roland DG is proud to be investing in the future of the Graphic Arts and Signage industry,” says John Wall, Sales and Marketing Manager at Roland DG.

“Catholic Regional College Sydenham is a progressive and innovative school and we are excited to partner with them to give the students access to the very best equipment to learn the skills needed to excel when they enter the workforce.”

For information visit:

Roland DG
Ph: 1800 500 119