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Graphic Arts Small Business Education & Training Resources

Get the knowledge you need to run your print shop or creative agency including a free trial of Sales Vault.


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Keeping your business competitive means staying in the know. VMA’s training and education resources will help you and your employees hone your craft and improve how you do business — and gain a competitive advantage as a result.

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Sales Vault

The Sales Vault is a sales training resource developed and run by Bill Farguharson featuring ongoing workshops, on-demand sales courses, live peer-to-peer discussion, and more. Get your free first month trial.



Keep up with our latest webinars featuring industry experts and VMA members. We discuss everything from sales secrets to the latest regulations affecting the graphic arts industry.



Visual Media Alliance offers scholarships for students who are pursuing graphic or print communications.  

The general fund is supported by the Guy and Louise Condrott Scholarship Fund, Inc. and the VMA Scholarship Fund through various fundraising events throughout the year. Up to 20 awards of $1,000 each are granted to students each year. 

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Print University

Coming Soon – This is a new online learning educational portal with over 50 courses on print production, sales and more. The perfect way to train new employees or upskill existing ones and get the talent your business needs. Ps. Its free for VMA members! 


Field Trips

Seeing the exciting world of print, packaging, label and agency work live is inspiring to students. That’s why we are organizing field trips for college students to member shops so that they can see the work in action! 

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Internships are a great way for students to get hands-on experience. VMA is coordinating paid summer internships for Cal Poly graphic arts students with VMA members businesses of print, label, packaging shops, and creative agencies. 

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Through mentorships, students make personal connections and receive guidance from industry leaders. VMA is coordinating mentorships between students our inspiring member business owners. See how this is a rewarding agreement for both mentees and mentors, alike. 

VMA is the partner you need to build, innovate, grow, and protect your business.

2024 Student
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To complete your application please provide the referring teachers information in the form below. The referring teacher’s email must be associated with an accredited Northern California college.

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Scholarship Application

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