iLearning from Printing Industries of America: All new, available 24/7
Published on January 17, 2018
Michael Makin, CEO of the Printing Industries of America, shares information on PIA's iLearning University for the printing industry, which has been completely retooled and includes the opportunity for certification across a variety of disciplines, including Customer Service. Core content included in PIA affiliate membership fees.
The Integrated Learning Center--an included member benefit for all Printing Industries of America printers--features industry-focused courses developed and presented by industry expert instructors. There are free courses for every professional in categories such as print production, sales, marketing, customer service and lean manufacturing. iLearning Center premium content includes industry certifications, Power Selling, and other programs. For more information visit https://www.printing.org/ilearning
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