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Printing-press operators are employed by commercial printers, who print business cards, flyers, letterheads and envelopes; by in-house printing departments in large corporations; and by newspapers, magazines and other publishing firms. These workers operate printing presses to produce different documents. They start off with a negative prepared by a computer-graphics designer and then prepare the aluminum plate that will be used to print the document. They mount the negative on a plate and expose it to light. They then develop the plate by soaking it in special solutions, a process somewhat similar to that used in photo development. The next step involves filling the ink fountains and making the necessary colour adjustments before sending the document to print. Finally, printing-press operators perform certain finishing tasks, such as trimming, folding and assembling the pages.
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Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or its recognized equivalent are not subject to any additional admission requirements. OR Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin must meet the following additional admission requirement: they must have Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning. OR Persons who are at least 18 years of age must have the following functional prerequisites: they must pass a general development test (GDT) and have the specific prerequisites for the desired program (as stipulated in Schedule I of the Vocational Education Directives 2003-2004), or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning. OR Persons who have earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister must continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing in the following areas: Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.
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