Founded in 1969, The Image Company has a great professional background and is specialized in the POS and everything related to advertising and visual communication. They are collaborating on the project facilitating the participants to visit its facilities, and the use of their digital die-cutting equipment for finishing some of the products realized by the students during the Madrid meeting.
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the sectors of packaging solutions, commercial printing, sign and display finishing and professional publishing. They collaborate with Link2, through its subsidiary in Spain, facilitating the use of software for packaging design, and training participants in the use of these applications.
IES Puerta Bonita is a public school member of the Council of Education centres network in Madrid’s Community. The school is located inside the premises of a state known as “Vista Alegre” which was a peasant property during the XVIII century. Part of this wide area is now our Vocational Training School which was established on October 1990, settled in an old building dating from year 1925, which previously was a minors home. From its origins it has been a specific and specialized professional training school in technical professions related to the Media.
The Centre’s main objective is to qualify its students as technicians. There are two levels of qualification: a higher and an intermediate degree in the fields of Graphic Arts and Audio-visuals, Image and Audio techonologies, with the high-priority objective of facilitating the integration into the labour market or self-employment of these professionals.
In the Graphic Arts field, the officials courses offered are:
– Intermediate Degree: Print Process
– Intermediate Degree: Digital Prepress Process
– Higher Degree: Graphic Design and Editorial Production
– Higher Degree: Production in Graphic Arts Industries
All the degrees have a training period in a graphic company once the students have finished their official courses at school. This period is around 400 hours, depending on the degree.