Great big AOAT thanks to the three printing companies who hosted – between them – all 140 students in the Academy junior class this past week. Each tour was informative, engaging, and useful to these design students preparing for careers in the real world. Your employees were welcoming and gracious, answering questions and giving students printing samples to take back to class. Thank you so much for your time and enthusiasm – Typecraft, Chromatic Inc., and Clear Image Printing!
We couldn’t have found these generous hosts without the wonderful help of Ara at PIASC, who made the arrangements with each business owner. Thanks, Ara! And thanks as well to our AOAT Alumni who helped chaperone these trips – you are upholding our family traditions!
All students prepared for this trip with ECCCO workshops including reading, writing, and researching such topics as The Endless Job List, It Takes a Village, Writing an Elevator Speech, and Transferrable Skills. They reflected after the visit on what they learned, and wrote a formal thank-you letter to their host. Next step in the AOAT junior year prep for careers: The Job Shadow!