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Photo Courtesy of DCL (Fabricator), Design by Barnycz Group
Photo Courtesy of DCL (Fabricator), Design by Barnycz Group
 

Tools for Students & Teachers

The sign, graphics and visual communications industry requires a diverse range of skillsets. Many job skills learned in STEM coursework, such as CAD, welding, graphic design and more are in demand.

Start a career in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry to put those skills into action.


Industry-specific education

Students interested in a career in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry can find industry-specific learning opportunities to bridge the gap between coursework and career.

Nearly 60 course are available across 9 tracks.

Email [email protected] for information on special student pricing.


Earn an ISA Digital Badge

15 credential assessments are available from NOCTI, an occupational proficiency testing organization, to validate and enhance student learning in the following areas:

  • Advertising & Design
  • CAD
  • CAD-CAM
  • Construction
  • Electrical Occupations
  • Electronics
  • Electronics Technology
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Mechanical Drafting & Design
  • Precision Machining
  • 21st Century Skills for Workplace Success
  • Technical Drafting
  • Visual Communications & Interactive Media Design
  • Welding

What can students do with an ISA digital badge?

  1. Share the badge as a visual representation of skills
    77% of sign, graphics and visual communications industry companies are looking to fill a shortage of qualified, skilled workers, and ISA Digital Badges demonstrate skills and learning to prospective employers.
     
  2. Earn college credit recommendation for NOCTI credentials
    The industry needs varied skillsets ranging from welding to CAD to graphic design and more.
     
  3. Advance to a great career in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry!

    Are you a student or teacher who would like to participate in this program and start earning ISA Digital Badges? Contact [email protected] to learn how.