Do you teach (or plan to teach) screen printing in your high school, Vo-Tech, CTE (Career Technical Education) school or in your screen printing shop?
American Screen Printing Association (ASPA) has developed a set of lesson plans that will simplify the teaching of screen printing in your school or training facility.
ASPA's 'Lesson Plans for Teaching Screen Printing' will guide you step-by-step in teaching the screen printing process to your students or employees. Our lesson plans make teaching screen printing so much easier than having to start a training program from scratch.
Do you teach screen printing? Want to motivate and reward your student printers or employees?
ASPA's Certified Screen Printer program can help you achieve these goals.
American Screen Printing Association is pleased to report that 2019 was a record setting year for our screen printer certification and training programs. We had hundreds of new students participate this year including those from CTE high schools and vo-tech schools, youth rehabilitation facilities and adult correctional institutions. New students from throughout the United States are participating in our Diploma in Screen Printing training course and certification program. Teachers and instructors are using the ASPA Certified Screen Printer (CSP) exam to test their students for competency in the screen printing craft and to strengthen their job prospects when they graduate.
In today's complex world, it is becoming more difficult to find suitable career paths for those who have a limited educational background.
It is even more difficult if an individual has had a brush with the law or has made some poor decisions in life.
Offering realistic career opportunities to disadvantaged individuals is a big challenge.
Learn the skills you need to become a professional screen printer.
The Diploma in Screen Printing Course offered by American Screen Printing Association is the first of its kind for screen printing training--a totally online training course.
Learn at your own pace at your home or print shop when it is convenient for you. All you need is a computer with internet access--no screen printing equipment is necessary.
The first sentence in a recently published article Resources squandered on college education "Most college students do not belong in college" was an eye-opener. The article went on to suggest that "It's time to drop the college-for-all crusade" and that the majority of new jobs in America in the next decade will not require a college degree.
What really was attention-getting was the statement that "we have a six-digit number of college educated janitors in the U.S." and "one-third of a million waiters and waitresses have college degrees". This is pretty sad, considering the average cost of a college education these days is around $30,000.
Stories about organizations that are using screen printing to improve the lives of people in their communities is one that American Screen Printing Association enjoys reporting.
Providing useful 'real world' job skills that can instill pride and a sense of accomplishment to an individual and help them gain employment is a real struggle today. Moreover, developing a training program, obtaining funding and then getting it off the ground is by no means an easy task, but the organizations mentioned in this article have done just that and they are benefiting their communities and those that live there.
American Screen Printing Association (ASPA) recently reached a milestone in its certification programs. As of August 2018, 1057 screen printers and graphic artists have become ASPA certified.
The ASPA Certified Screen Printer (CSP) and ASPA Certified Graphic Artist-Screen Printing (CGA-SP) programs were started in 2012 to provide a standard of professional competence for screen printers and graphic artists working in the screen printing industry.
Imagine this scenario, you are a musician who needs some parts for your musical instrument. You walk into a local music store. You ask the employee working there if they have the parts you need. The employee gives you a blank stare and has no idea what you are talking about.
Professional recognition for screen printers.
The ASPA Certification Program is a service of American Screen Printing Association (ASPA). It was established to recognize and raise the professional status of screen printers by providing a standard of professional competence.
ASPA Certification is the only one of its kind in the screen printing industry. Used by thousands of screen printers and graphics artists throughout the world, those who pass our exams are listed on the ASPA Certified Screen Printer and ASPA Certified Graphic Artist rosters.