On August 24, Ricoh USA announced a promising new educational program, and we wanted to share some of the news here along with some links to obtain further information.

ACE is a school-to-career program, which Ricoh says is appropriate for K-12 but also continuing education and adults searching for new careers (so we are thinking a good fit for high schools and community colleges). The company’s objective with the program is to help people learn skills they can put to use in the growing commercial print and sign and graphics industry, a laudable goal.

In addition to the curriculum the company provides, Ricoh says it will also offer job search guidance and help with placement for course graduates.

Currently, there is not much information on the company’s Web site about how people can qualify or train as instructors. It does say this, “ACE instructors will have the opportunity to become Certified Sign and Graphic Production Specialists. They will also have access to Webinars, hands-on experience, and mentorship to help them lead their students.”

Ricoh USA has signed up the Bibb School District in Macon, Georgia as its first program participant.

To learn more about Ricoh USA’s ACE program, please visit https://takealookatricohproduction.com/services/training-and-design.

To go directly to the online, please visit: https://takealookatricohproduction.com/services/brochures/advanced-career-education.pdf.