Graphic design students at Canutillo High School will get real-world experience by opening a graphic design and printing business on campus.
Canutillo ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director Tracy Andrews says that students will gain valuable experience through the business.
“Our goal is to teach our students both knowledge and skills. CTE not only teaches skills for specific career fields, but it also teaches skills for life,” Andrews said.
The new business, DigiPrint, will expand on the student’s learning by offering real-life experiences from an owner’s viewpoint. They will learn customer service, bookkeeping, marketing a service or product, managing a budget, and sales strategies.
In addition to the traditional training with graphic design software, they will learn to analyze, manipulate and finalize a design using a variety of mediums.
The CTE Career Cluster – Arts, A/V Technology and Communications (AAVTC) – focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.
Careers in the AAVTC Cluster require a creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication.
The grand opening of DigiPrint is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7 at Canutillo High School, located at 6675 South Desert Boulevard.