Thaddeus Stevens College Uses PressWise to Train the Next Generation

Industry: Software

Technical college joins forces with the cloud-based Print MIS to enrich future print workers’ curriculum.

Westlake Village, CA (PRUnderground) March 13th, 2019

There is a technical school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that is very much aware of the shifting trends in the print industry and preparing Millennials and Generation Z students to enter the print industry workforce. Thaddeus Stevens College (TSC) is a residential, two-year, accredited technical institution that educates students for skilled employment. At TSC, individuals in the Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program learn the skills needed for positions in layout and design, copy preparation, desktop publishing, film assembly and plate processing, direct-to-plate applications, press operations, and bindery operations.

In a new case study published by PressWise, the administrative team of the print technology program discusses how developing an in-depth knowledge of the print management software, PressWise, has become an integral part of their program. The PressWise MIS software is used to create more of a real-world learning environment, where it is used to run an in-house print facility that is managed and run by second-year students. In the case study TSC shares examples of how this hands-on approach to technology has increased the engagement and interest of their students as part of a production-based education. Because of PressWise, TSC can bring a new set of skills into the classroom to best prepare and motivate students for the ever-evolving print industry.

“Through the support that we get from PressWise we’re able to have our students engage with content that was previously inaccessible,” said Michael Brady, Course Instructor. “Students are estimating, batching, moving jobs through production and invoicing. On a larger scale, they’re learning how the back end of PressWise works, such as setting up presses, inputting papers and managing storefronts. Students now learn how the business side of the industry is handled, which is an invaluable experience.”

To read the full case study and see what students say about the experience, visit see.presswise.com/TSC

PressWise by SmartSoft will be exhibiting in booth #557 at Dscoop Edge in Orlando Florida, Sunday, March 24 – Wednesday, March 27, 2019. To find out more about PressWise, read the TSC case study, or to schedule a one-on-one product demo at Dscoop, please visit www.PressWise.com or contact SmartSoft at 888.227.7221.

About SmartSoft

SmartSoft provides desktop and enterprise-level workflow solutions for print management, postal address correction and postal discounts. Their products include the AccuMail® suite of data and address correction and verification software, the all-in-one mailing software solution, SmartAddresser 5™, the IM barcode mail tracking service MailSpotter, and the end-to-end print workflow solution, PressWise. SmartSoft is a privately held company. Visit www.smartsoftusa.com for more information.

About PressWise by SmartSoft

PressWise is an end-to-end SaaS-based MIS and Print Workflow Automation solution that comes complete with robust features such as unlimited web storefronts, estimating, quoting, order processing, workflow management, complete shipping integration, fulfillment and the ability to integrate with most other third party storefronts (including PrinterPresence, PTI, Pressero, PrintNow, PixFizz, PageDNA, RedTie, Prisme and more) and existing back-end accounting systems. For more information, visit www.presswise.com.

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