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The Label Academy

The Label Academy is an educational initiative endorsed by FINAT

UK • Tarsus, supported by a small group of industry specialists, are planning the launch of “The Label Academy”. Over the coming months the team will be working on finishing the first six or more, education and training, e-learning and support modules. Initial e-learning modules will cover topics such as label substrates, label printing processes, die-cutting and tooling, origination and pre-press, digital label printing, environment and sustainability and the history of the label industry. The first of these modules are scheduled to be available later this year for purchase or downloading through The Label Academy website, currently being developed.

Over the coming months, a dedicated Advisory Panel will additionally be working on how best to establish an internet-based industry testing scheme and moving towards an industry-wide on-line certification process.

It is also planned that existing industry suppliers, associations, colleges, training and employer schemes and programmes will be able to apply to become accredited training organisations using the new learning modules.

At present, The Label Academy has already been endorsed by the Finat Board and is currently being studied by other label industry associations around the world. The Label Academy has been developed and pioneered by Mike Fairley. The official launch is planned for Labelexpo Americas in September.

Andreas Keller

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