Printing Technology education is needed in Finland today and in the future.

We strongly believe that the future is not only digital. Newspapers, car and window wraps, posters and signs, printed fabrics and books, not to mention all the printed packages – none of these will most likely disappear. On the contrary, the situation in Finland has changed during the past years so that we have now need for workforce and new, skilled workers. Metropolia wants to assure prerequisites for operations and continuous development in the printing industry. That’s why we have started in Painovoimaa!-project to rebuild studies for printing technics on higher education level. We want to ensure high quality, modern teaching and learning for the future professionals coming to the printing industry as well as updating education for those already working therein.

Quality education ensures the continuation of the industry

In the Painovoimaa-project we built a 30 credit Printing Technology minor that provides the student with the essential skills that are needed in order to become a professional in the industry. The minor has been divided into two parts: Orientation to Printing and Printing Industry (15 cr) and Advanced Special Studies (15 cr). The orientation studies introduce printing methods, used materials, visuality, marketing and business economics and give to the companies in the industry floor to tell about the trends. In advanced studies emphasis is on the knowledge and skills of prepress, color control, B2B selling and it includes also a practical company-oriented project, where students solve real issues. More detailed descriptions you will find in menu Opiskelemaan

The aim is to offer to the students a practical education by planning possibilities to training opportunities together with the printing companies as well as by building international education paths and student exchange opportunities to high level universities both in media technics and packaging technics with all possible applications.

Together we can do this, hit us up!

We also want to improve the image of the industry and awareness among young people. It’s important to inform students about the potential career opportunities. In order to reach this goal, it is crucial for the companies, Graafinen Teollisuus ry, universities and second degree educational institutions to work together. We encourage all to contact us to discuss possible cooperation. Together we can invest to positive visibility by sharing career stories, summer job experiences and over all communicating about the industry.

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Tuire Ranta-Meyer

Toni Spännäri

Hannu Saarnilehto

Hannu Saarnilehto

The project is implemented in co-operation

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