The future workforce of the visual communications industry is very important to us at Explore Viz Comm and PPI. As an association of 200 companies in  Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, we work hard to provide new and relevant pipelines from school to work for the benefit of both the future employee and student. 

Do you think you might be interested in working with our industry? First, take a look at some of our resources and that of our partners. Then contact us in order to receive more information and to be matched with one of our capable members.

Are you an educator who is hoping to connect with us on behalf of your students? We would love to hear from you and craft an alliance custom-fit to your specific needs. Reach out to us with an email and we will gladly schedule a meetup or phone call to hear your story and offer help in any way we can!

Summer Internship Opportunity:

At Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI), our top priority is to find and develop the next generation of skilled laborer in the printing trade. We will be hiring summer interns for Portland-area print shops. This internship is a great opportunity for graduating high school seniors who are looking for a career right out of college or for college-age students who are interested in working in print. Individuals who successfully complete our internship will gain tangible skills in working at a print shop, workable knowledge of how the printing process functions, and have the potential to be hired on as a permanent full-time employee.

We are looking for applicants who have a strong work-ethic, able to do hands-on work and learn quickly. Students interested in a long-term career in the printing industry (design, manufacturing, customer service, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.