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Scholarships

PIMEF Awards $9,000 in Scholarships for Students Pursuing Careers in Print

Printing Industry Midwest Education Foundation (PIMEF) awarded the following scholarships for 2021. Congratulations to: Ally Chan of Excelsior MN – Freshman (Georgetown University – Washington D.C.) – Ally is the child of an IWCO Direct Parent! Ari Hytti of Roseville, MN – Junior (University of Wisconsin Stout – Menomone, WI) Connor Niznick, Minneapolis, MN – Freshman (University of […]


PIM Workforce Development

PIM’s Guide to Finding Talent

It is important to develop connections and best practices for finding qualified employees. Use the following Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) suggestions to support developing your talent pipeline! Questions? Contact Kristin Pilling-Davis at kdavis@pimw.org or 612.400.6208 Download a PDF of this information here. More About PIM’s Workforce Development Initiatives. Create Job Descriptions: Make sure that you […]


Scholarships

Looking For Scholarships?

2021 PIM Scholarship Application – Is Now OPEN! The Printing Industry Midwest Education Foundation (PIMEF) is now accepting applications for 2021 – 2022 school year. Completed scholarship applications were due on April 1, 2021. PIM Scholarships are available to students pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in Graphic Communication related majors.  This includes: Press Operation, Print […]


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Finding Qualified Graphic Communications Employees

Download full press release. In need of qualified graphic communications employees for your printing, publishing, finishing related company? You are encouraged to look to ACCGC (Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc.) accredited graphic communications related programs located in colleges and universities throughout the USA and one international location. The administrators and faculty of these […]


Hiring

Is Your Company Hiring or Not Hiring?

We know the next month(s) looks unpredictable. Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) wants to provide resources to those companies who remain active in their hiring efforts, as well as support those with diminishing labor needs. Would you please email Kris Davis and let us know if your company is continuing to recruit new employees? If you’re still […]


PIM Workforce Development

DEED Has Announced an Automation Training Incentive Pilot Program Grant

The Minnesota Department of Economic Development (DEED) has announced an Automation Training Incentive Pilot Program Grant. Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Members there is an interesting grant that Minnesota Printers could take advantage of if interested.  Grants of up to $25,000 is available, for businesses of 100 employees or less. Details on the Pilot Program Grant.


Session 2 Graduates 2-24-20

Printing Industry Essentials Training Graduates Two for its Second Class Session

Printing Industry Essentials, our regions 1st print-specific pre-employment training program, celebrated its most recent training completion on February 24th, at Avivo’s Training Facility in Minneapolis. This training course is funded by a Minneapolis Pathways Grant and was awarded to Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) community partners Avivo & Goodwill/EasterSeals.  This grant assists Minneapolis Residences in finding […]


PIM Workforce Development

Printing Industry Essentials Training Starts Second Session

January 27, 2020  – The Printing Industry Essentials kicked off on January 27th at Avivo’s Training Facility in Minneapolis, this training is paid for by a Pathways Grant and was awarded to Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) community partners Avivo & Goodwill/EasterSeals.  This grant assists career seekers in finding paths leading to the print industry. As a […]


Tours

Printing Industry Essentials Training Graduates Three, for its Inagural First Class

The inagural Printing Industry Essentials celebrated training completion on November 19th, at Avivo’s Training Facility in Minneapolis, this training is paid for by a Minneapolis Pathways Grant and was awarded to Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) community partners Avivo & Goodwill/EasterSeals.  This grant assists Minneapolis Residences in finding paths leading to the print industry. As a […]


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Printing Industry Essentials Training Reaches Midpoint – Lots of tours planned

The inagural Printing Industry Essentials kicked off on October 21st at Avivo’s Training Facility in Minneapolis, this training is paid for by a Pathways Grant and was awarded to Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) community partners Avivo & Goodwill/EasterSeals.  This grant assists Minneapolis Residences in finding paths leading to the print industry. As a part of […]