|Project:||Graphics Trades School|
|Date of foundation:||1996|
|Place:||Porto Alegre (RS) - Brazil|
The Salesian Graphics Trades Centre, is a social work of the Salesians of Porte Alegre Province, run by the Pequeno Operário e Gráfica Dom Bosco community. Aimed at young people of working class families, it offers a training course in graphic arts. The students are required to be from 15 to 18 years of age and in the 8th year of basic education and/or aiming for Middle School.
The course offered by the CPG is of one year’s duration (800 hours/class time). Given its environment and grpahics setup, it is able to take in, assist and prepare 60 young students, spread across five educational segments: 30 attend of a morning and 30 of an afternoon. Students do theory, practice and human and Christian formation. The course is completely free.
The programme is divided into 5 units, in which technical assistance is offered enabling the young student to gradually acquire more active knowledge:
Unit 1: Art and imagination. This is where ideas are created. This offers the young student knowledge of the techniques of graphic design, painting, layout, notebooks, blocks and packaging;
Founded in 1996, the CPG aims to “form honest citizens and good Christians”. Don Bosco’s charism was always active along these lines.
Centro Professional Gráfico Salesiano