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Everything you want to know about the sign and graphics industry is here! Find resources to get you the job you want and learn about the endless possibilities in the sign and graphics industry!

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ISA Elite Program
ISA Digital Badge for Students
ISA Skills Assessments with Digital Badge for ISA Members

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Hire Veterans

Finding a job is the greatest challenge for those transitioning out of the military. Veterans come armed with first class training in leadership, project management and problem solving.

  • Employer Roadmap |  Information, advice and tools you can use in helping you hire veterans.
  • Resume Engine  |  Free searchable database of qualified veteran and service member resumes.
  • Hiring Fairs  |  Sign up to exhibit at a Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Fair held exclusively for veterans and military spouses.

New to the Industry?

The sign industry is varied in every sense of the word. Career possibilities range widely from manufacturing technology to welding to project management to sales to graphic design and more.

View more information about careers in the sign and graphics industry here.

View the Sign Manufacturing Day Fact sheet here.

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Looking to Jump Start Your Career?

Looking for your first job? Transitioning to a new one? Want to advance your career? Here are some tools to help you stand out from the crowd.

Education Resources

Valuable resources to help you get involved in the industry. Find links to the ISA Sign Academy as well as other information that will expose you to careers.

Further Your Education:  A growing list of schools that offer associate, bachelor and master's degree programs covering a wide range of fields applicable to the sign and graphics industry. These programs are the perfect solution for any student or employee who is looking to further their education.

Graphic Communications/Print

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging Online Certificate Program – designed with the working professional in mind

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging
San Luis Obispo, California

Clemson University's Department of Graphic Communications
Clemson, South Carolina
California University of Pennsylvania (Bachelors of Science and Associates of Science)
California, Pennsylvania

Ferris State University – Graphic Media Management
Big Rapids, Michigan

Harper College – Graphic Arts
Palatine, Illinois
New York City College of Technology (COMD)
Brooklyn, New York

University of Wisconsin-Stout (Bachelors of Science degree in Cross-Media Graphics Management)

Menomonie, Wisconsin

Manufacturing/Manufacturing Technology

Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (Various Community Colleges)
Asnuntuck Community College (Enfield, Connecticut)
Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
Naugatuck Valley Community College (Waterbury, Connecticut)
Northwestern Community College (Winsted, Connecticut)
Quinebaug Valley Community College (Danielson, Connecticut)

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute Certificate Program
Atlanta, Georgia

Grand Rapids Community College Tooling & Manufacturing Technology Degree and Certificate Programs
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Manchester Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Manchester, New Hampshire

Mesa Community College Manufacturing Degrees
Mesa, Arizona

Sullivan College of Technology & Design Technology
Louisville, Kentucky

UMASS Lowell Certificate Program in Manufacturing Technology (mix of campus and online courses)
Lowell, Massachusetts


Sales Institute at Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

Sales Certificate Program at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business
Kirkland, Washington

    ISA Elite Program

    In April, ISA brought together the brightest young talent in the sign and graphics industry at ISA International Sign Expo 2016.

    This truly is the best learning and networking opportunity for those professionals hoping to progress their career in the sign and graphics industry.

    View more information on the ISA Elite Program here.

    ISA Digital Badge

    Are you a student or teacher who would like to participate in this program and start earning digital badges? Contact Alison Kent at [email protected] to learn how.

    Show employers you have the knowledge and talent they are looking for with the ISA Digital Badge. This badge provides you with a visual acknowledgement of your learning and achievement. Take one of the 15 credential assessments listed below from NOCTI, an occupational proficiency testing organization. Score a 70% or above and you will be awarded the ISA Digital Badge in that category, which you can display to show employers you have skills beyond the typical entry level position. As an added bonus you will also earn college credit hours. It’s win-win!

    • Skills for Workplace Success
    • Advertising & Design
    • CAD
    • CAD-CAM
    • Construction
    • Electrical Occupations
    • Electronics
    • Electronics Technology
    • Industrial Electricity
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Mechanical Drafting & Design
    • Precision Machining
    • Technical Drafting
    • Visual Communications & Interactive Media Design
    • Welding

    Download Badge Infographic