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.
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.