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Sign Manufacturing Day encourages workforce development

colortec sleek-signsOn Friday, Oct. 7, members of the Sign Association of Canada (SAC) and the International Sign Association (ISA) will again host visiting students for Sign Manufacturing Day with the hope of inspiring the next generation of sign industry professionals.

This marks the event’s fourth year. In 2015, more than 2,200 high school, technical school and college students across Canada and the U.S. participated, touring signmaking facilities and learning about interesting jobs in the industry.

“It’s a wonderful way to tie what they learn in the classroom to real-life practical experience,” says Karin Eaton, SAC’s government relations director. “Workforce development is vital to our industry and a top priority for us.”

Canadian companies taking part this year will include Colortec in Burnaby, B.C. (pictured, left), Advantage Signs in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Sleek Advertising in Regina (pictured, right), Twilight Signs and Neon in Caledon, Ont., Les Enseignes Amtech in Joliette, Que., Hansen Signs in Moncton, N.B., and Mattatall Signs in Dartmouth, N.S.

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