On 29 July 2020, the Ghent Workgroup announced the membership of Future Schoolz India, a finishing school based in Kochi in Kerala. Future Schoolz is a skill development center and Consultancy for print, media, and allied industries intending to establish high-quality print and contribute to developing skills in the latest know-how and technologies.
“Joining GWG is a proud moment for me and Future Schoolz in our journey to contribute towards the print industry to upgrade overall standards. We are committed to contribute to improving specifications of GWG and to help the Indian print industry to benefit from the contributions of GWG,” says its CEO Kulakkada Pradeep.
Future Schoolz was started with the mission to set the print industry on the path of quality print reproduction. The idea was to become a force for the industry to continuously invest in developing skills and cater to the global print requirements with the highest quality standards. Future Schoolz helps print professionals and entrepreneurs to achieve better print and color reproduction and is supported by print industry associations, print educational institutes, and print businesses.
GWG Chairman David Zwang is, “Excited that Future Schoolz will participate with GWG in developing best practices and bringing the work of the GWG to the Indian printing industry, adding it to the growing interconnected international family.”
Future Schoolz focuses on three areas from its inception – Skill and Training initiatives, Technical Consultancy, Application Support, and Future Technology Integration. Future Schoolz offers multiple courses in the area of printing technology and color management. The courses are short term, annual, and short-term training with practical sessions on the shop floor. It also conducts color management courses for printing professionals, students, and entrepreneurs to provide the basics of color, color models, color management workflows, color standardization, variables in color management, color reproduction challenges, and color measurements.
Jose Thomas, the principal consultant at Future Schoolz, says, “At Future Schoolz, we have the mission to achieve print excellence through print standardizations and accurate measurements. Understanding of GWG specifications and other tools will help us to work towards our mission with confidence. This can benefit the Indian print industry and raise print standards and color management expertise.”