Industry in the United States is facing one of the greatest hurdles of all time, that of retraining its work force. The printing industry, in particular, faces a continuing lack of experienced and knowledgeable people. It has begun cooperative efforts to retrain workers in the basic skills needed to run a printing operation. Subjects like basic math, accounting, writing, and sciences round out the curriculum. Also on the scene are entrepreneurial training firms. Off-site training typically goes for $250-350 per person per day; the on-site instruction goes for $400 and up. And then there are options like computer-based tutorials. A firm in San Francisco ships an animated lesson on chokes and spreads to desktop publishers for $20. The demand for this packaging of instructional material has been high. But is it effective?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Graphic arts--Computer-assisted instruction; Computer-assisted instruction; Printing--Computer-assisted instruction

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School of Print Media (CIAS)


Cost, Frank


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: Z122 .P43 1992


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