Students go to print

A group of students from West Walsall E-Act Academy visited Precision Colour Printing for a tour of their three sites as part of their career development; to find out what goes on behind the scenes in the world of print.

David Lightfoot with magazineDavid Lightfoot and Students


John Hulme – Design & Technology teacher at the Academy could clearly identify with the experience having worked for PCP as engineer 10 years ago.

John said:

“Printing is a traditional industry but it is still very much at the forefront of technology.  As part of the students’ course we felt a visit to the factory would be an ideal opportunity to find out what goes on into the process of producing a magazine that we see displayed in newsagents throughout the country.”

“Our aim is to visit a number of different businesses that the younger generation are not familiar with to explore different career possibilities.”

David said:

“At PCP we try to get involved with local schools, colleges and universities to help support their career development programme.”  We have conducted a number of factory tours and are delighted to talk with any student who is thinking about a career in print.

Walsall AcademyFrom Left to Right – David Lightfoot – PCP; Samantha James – PCP; Students – West Walsall E-Act Academy; John Hulme – West Walsall E-Act Academy.

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