Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor updated its O*Net website (www.onetonline.org) with printing industry job descriptions and titles supplied by industry representatives. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is the nation's primary source of occupational information, ultimately determining funding for career and technical education programs.
Printing industry representatives from the Education Summit, which held its first meeting in 2007 and is sponsored by the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), completed the effort initiated by Mountain States Printing Education Foundation nearly a decade ago to get the Labor Department to update the printing industry titles and job descriptions in the O*NET website and its Standard Occupational Classification system. NPES, the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF), and Printing Industries of America also contributed significantly to the project.
Ted Ringman, vice president of development for PGSF says, "The O*NET updates for the printing industry cover the areas of prepress, press, and bindery. The revised information will give students and educators a more realistic view of industry job titles and typical job duties and requirements."