At a press conference held on 21 April at the bookshop L’Ecume des pages, Pierre-François Catté, CEO of the CPI Group, announced the opening of the Training Centre for Careers in Digital Printing. Located on the site of the Bussière printers in Saint-Amand-Montrond (Cher), the centre has been set up to provide tomorrow’s professionals with training for careers in digital printing, to support and promote the printing profession and to ensure the sustainability of the industrial fabric of CPI sites.
A commitment to the digital transformation of the printing business.
While going digital remains a challenge for printers in order to keep their business at optimal levels of efficiency and competitiveness, it must be accompanied by key training to prepare the future of the sector.
As a centre of excellence in digital printing for the group, Bussière will house a training centre on digital techniques. It will provide pupils and students with access to the latest industrial equipment and will train them on the associated processes by combining theory and practice.
A leading training centre for the printers of today and tomorrow.
Right from its launch in April 2015, the training centre hosted students from the PAGORA engineering school, part of the Grenoble Institute of Technology, which offers excellent training in paper, printed communications and biomaterial sciences. A study trip was organised for the PAGORA students on 22, 23 and 24 April.
The new training programme is also intended for CPI employees in order for them to acquire the necessary skills to use, maintain and update digital printing tools. Finally, CPI’s customers and suppliers will also be able to attend an introduction to digital technologies.
In the second semester of 2015, CPI will extend its training offer by developing a learning centre designed to train the professionals of tomorrow in partnership with vocational schools (CAP and BTS level).
Pierre-François Catté, CEO of the CPI Group, said: “Digital printing is the key to our competitiveness. It is vital to teach the professionals of tomorrow to use these new tools and breathe new life into the industry through training.”