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Jun 12, 2024
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Print Wisdom Student Mentorship Program Celebrates Ongoing Success

Toronto, ON, May 9, 2024 — Today, strategic consulting firm, Connecting for Results (CFR), is pleased to announce that the Print Wisdom career mentorship program has completed another successful session. In collaboration with Toronto Metropolitan University’s (TMU) Tri-Mentoring Program (TMP), the mentorship program has provided TMU’s Graphic Communications Management (GCM) students with the opportunity to find counsel from experienced print professionals this past school year.

Designed to help students make a smooth transition from school to the workplace, Print Wisdom pairs students with seasoned industry professionals enabling them to seek career advice, guidance and motivation and industry resources during their studies.

Since its inception in 2021, the mentorship program has:

  • ▪  Helped 54 students with expertise across the industry from print production and graphic design to sales and leadership.

  • ▪  Expanded to support second-year students in addition to third and fourth years.

  • ▪  Offered three unique sessions: Winter, Summer, and Fall.

  • ▪  Supported diversity and female academics, who are currently the majority in the GCM

    program.

  • ▪  Provided employers with the opportunity to meet new talent.

  • ▪  Received recognition at the Canadian Printing Awards, honouring Connecting for

    Results’ Bob Dale and Nicole Morrison with the Community Leader of the Year Award

    for their efforts with the program.

  • ▪  Been modelled by industry associations, schools, and training facilities across the

    country.

    CFR is committed to giving back to the community and we are thrilled with the industry support we’ve received for Print Wisdom. Thank you to all of the mentors who have participated and helped set the students and industry up for future success,” said Bob Dale, COO & Senior Vice President, Connecting for Results Inc.

    Connecting with industry professionals is valuable to the student experience and they greatly benefit from this opportunity,” said Natalia Lumby, Chair, Graphic Communications Management, The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University.

    Mentorship programs have positive effects on student success. In particular, Print Wisdom has helped the GCM students to have less anxiety and feel more confident about life after graduation,” said Tashana McDonald, Mentoring Facilitator, Tri-Mentoring Program, Student Affairs, Toronto Metropolitan University.

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The Print Wisdom program returns this fall. Industry professionals who are interested in participating should keep an eye out for more information on the GCM LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/company/gcmtmu/.

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About Connecting for Results

Connecting for Results Inc. (CFR) is the Premier Strategic Consulting Organization and partner for print service providers and major consumers of print. CFR’s partners, Gordon Griffiths and Bob Dale, have decades of experience offering consulting services in all aspects of graphic communications throughout Canada and the United States. They are backed by a team of 15 experts with extensive knowledge, experience, and depth in strategic and operational management, finance, business valuations, transactions, marketing, human resources, and change management. CFR’s services include strategic consulting, mergers & acquisitions, talent acquisition, recruiting, and coaching. For more information on CFR, please visit: www.connectingforresults.com.

About Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Graphic Communications Management
As Canada's only degree-granting program for print and packaging design, Toronto Metropolitan University’s (TMU) School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) is the leader in their field and one of the few internationally acclaimed schools recognized for developing new talent in the graphics and print space. With a curriculum structured around three core pillars of creativity and design, technology and innovation, and business and entrepreneurship, GCM graduates enter the industry ready to become future leaders. For more information about the Graphic Communications Management program, please

visit www.torontomu.ca/gcm/.

About Toronto Metropolitan University’s Tri-Mentoring Program

Toronto Metropolitan University’s (TMU) Tri-Mentoring Program (TMP) provides students who are equity-deserving with transformational multi-stage mentoring, and a supportive community to enhance their active engagement and success while at TMU. For more information on TMP, please visit www.torontomu.ca/student-life-and-learning/trimentoring/.

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