Toronto, ON, February 5, 2021 — Strategic consulting firm, Connecting for Results Inc., takes connecting one step further by launching Print Wisdom, a career mentorship program, in collaboration with Ryerson University. Working with the school’s Graphics Communications Management program, Print Wisdom provides students with the opportunity to find counsel in seasoned professionals, starting February 8, 2021.
The mentorship initiative provides third and fourth-year students with the opportunity to seek career advice, guidance and motivation, and resource and networking opportunities. The experience is designed to help guide the students and put them on the right track as they start their careers, and particularly supports female students who are currently the majority entering the field.
“Print Wisdom is a way we can share our knowledge and give back to the community,” said Bob Dale, COO, Connecting For Results. “By supporting the students, we are celebrating diversity in the industry, and helping to set the students up for their current and future success.”
“It’s a valuable part of the student experience to connect with industry professionals,” said Jason Lisi, Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University. “The mentorship program allows the students to continue their education outside the classroom, and prepare them to make the transition from school to the workplace.”
The mentorship program runs from February 8 to August 31 and provides students with the opportunity to sample a variety of areas of the industry, also giving employers the opportunity to meet new talent. Students can meet with their mentors 1:1 virtually, or in person, on an on-going basis. Alternatively, they can participate in a one-time Flash Mentoring session to get quick advice.
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 was founded by Gordon Griffiths and Bob Dale, who together have several decades of experience in all aspects of the graphic arts industry. They are backed by a team of experts and consultants with extensive knowledge and experience in strategic and operational management, accounting, business valuations, legal transactions, human resources, and change management. Services include: mergers and acquisitions, market-driven management strategies, and executive recruitment and coaching. For more information on CFR, please visit www.connectingforresults.com.
About Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management
As Canada’s only degree-granting program for print and packaging design, Ryerson University’s 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 https://www.ryerson.ca/gcm/.
About Ryerson University’s Tri-Mentoring Program
Ryerson University’s 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 Ryerson. For more information on TMP, please visit www.ryerson.ca/student-life-and-learning/trimentoring.