HP Inc. Today unveiled a new multimillion-dollar Graphics Solutions Service (GSS) Learning Academy dedicated to providing enhanced professional development and training to accelerate the digital transformation of the printing industry across Asia Pacific and Japan.
At a time when printing is rapidly evolving from analog to digital, training and development on the latest digital transformation technologies are vital for print services providers and professionals in the print industry. The HP Graphics Solutions Service Learning Academy will provide a highly effective learning experience for over 1000 customers, production managers, engineers and operators from across the region, over the next 12 months.
Pee Beng Kong, Director of Electronics, Singapore Economic Development Board said, “We are pleased that HP has chosen Singapore to set up its Learning Academy. The Learning Academy will help to upskill and equip our workforce with capabilities in digital printing.”
The HP Graphics Solutions Service Learning Academy will develop production managers, operators, service engineers and application engineers through a blended learning model. The curriculum of over 50 courses includes on-site hands-on-training, self-paced modular eLearning, instructor-led webinars and online assessment tools. Participants in the Academy will have the opportunity to attend general training courses that create a deeper awareness about the enormous potential of digital printing and how it can empower businesses to do more, as well as product training courses such as HP Indigo operator level 1, level 2 and color management.
The 1,700 square-metre training facility at the HP Graphics Solutions Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Tuas has been renovated and includes seven training classrooms, hands-on Digital Printing Press workshops, remote monitoring and diagnostic command centre, and a next-generation product and solution training room. The facility also showcases the latest printing solutions including HP Indigo Digital Presses, HP Sign & Display Presses and HP DesignJet Printers.
“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,” said Michael Boyle, General Manager, Graphic Solutions Business, HP Asia Pacific & Japan. “HP is committed to providing the necessary skills, development and support that will empower businesses, brands and print service providers across Asia Pacific and Japan to take advantage of the growth in digital printing market.”
HP is committed to leading the analog-to-digital transformation across Asia Pacific and Japan by reinventing not only the approach to print but also providing critical skills development and knowledge transfer. We continue to see strong customer adoptions with converters around the world having purchased more than 120 HP Indigo Series 4 large format digital presses for packaging since their release in 2014, half in the past year alone. HP Indigo’s narrow-web Series 3 labels and packaging presses, including the HP Indigo 12000 and HP Indigo WS6800 digital presses, have reached 2000 installed units in Asia Pacific and Japan. HP Latex Printers have now reached more than 42,000 Latex printers installed worldwide since their Introduction in 2009.