Typography training in Bucharest
1 October 2015
On 17 September 2015, the Secondary School for Children with Hearing Impairments Sfanta Maria in Bucharest began running a ninth grade offset typography class for students with sensory impairments.
Students, parents, teachers, representatives of the project partners, and supporters attended the opening event. They visited the mini-typography facilities in the school, sharing ideas and suggestions, and then the room where the students will do their practice classes, which was set up by our partner in the project, Best Print Typography.
For the next four years, the twelve students will learnvthe theory and practice of typography. They will apply what they learn in the mini-typography facilities, which were set up in 2013 through the Sense for Life vocational training project, funded by the Orange and Medicor Foundations.
When they graduate, the students will be certified as offset typographers, enabling them to look for employment. The management of Best Print Typography is extremely open to giving people with disabilities the opportunity to work, and the company already has almost 20 employees who have sensory impairments.
The project is based on a long-term partnership between the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, Bucharest School Inspectorate, Sector 6 Town Hall, Bucharest Media Technical College, Best Print Typography, the Secondary School for Children with Hearing Impairments Sfanta Maria and Sense International (Romania).
Similar vocational centers have also been established by Sense International (Romania) in Arad, Iași, Galați and Timișoara, with funding from the Orange and Medicor Foundations. Two more mini-typography courses are in process of development in Focșani and Buzău.
First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018