HP has launched a multi-million dollar Graphics Solutions Service Learning Academy, saying it will provide development and training to accelerate the digital transformation of the printing industry across the Asia Pacific.

The company says the academy in Singapore will provide training for 1000 customers, production managers, engineers and operators from printers across the region over the next 12 months.

Yehuda Ben-Simon, manager for the HP Graphic Solution Services Learning Academy, says, “The Learning Academy is testament to the importance we place on Asia Pacific and Japan as a source of knowledge, growth and innovation for our organisation. Our mission is to create opportunities for our customers by unlocking the full potential for growth in their businesses. We enable this by building skills capability for both our customers and channel partners – from operators to production managers and supporting engineers.”

The curriculum of 50 courses includes on-site hands-on-training, self-paced modular eLearning, instructor-led webinars and online assessment tools. There will also be general training courses on the potential of digital printing and how it can empower businesses, as well as product training courses such as HP Indigo operator level 1, level 2 and colour management.

Michael Boyle, general manager for Graphic Solutions Business HP Asia Pacific & Japan, says, “As we work to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere, we recognise that we are at the threshold of a huge digital transformation. HP is committed to providing the necessary skills, development and support that will empower businesses, brands and print service providers to take advantage of the growth in digital printing market.”

The renovated 1700sqm training facility at the HP Graphics Solutions Centre of Excellence in Tuas includes seven training classrooms; hands-on digital printing press workshops; a remote monitoring and diagnostic command centre; and a next-generation product and solution training room. The facility also showcases HP Indigo digital presses; HP sign and display presses; and HP Designjet printers.

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