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Take Your Skills to the Next Level in 2016 with 3M Graphics Installation Programs




The success of any business relies upon the skills, knowledge and dedication of its employees. For graphics installation companies, having a team of highly-skilled and creative installers that stay on top of industry trends and best business practices is a necessary competitive advantage. The 3M Advanced Installation Training, 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Program, Knifeless Accredited Installer Training and Testing, and 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Program offer graphics installers and companies the opportunity to improve their skills, broaden their understanding of the business, and earn recognition as leaders in the industry. New in 2016, all programs in St. Paul will be held at the new 3M Application Center, a state-of-the-art training facility complete with improved classrooms, increased size, and updated lighting, props and wall textures designed for optimal installation education.

2016 3M Programs and Advanced Training at 3M Application Center in St. Paul, Minn.:

18-20 3M Advanced Training
21-22 3M Preferred Testing
25-28 Knifeless Accredited Training

15-17 3M Advanced Training
18-19 3M Preferred Testing
22-24 3M Certified Training
25-26 3M Certified Testing

21-23 3M Advanced Training
24-25 3M Preferred Testing
28-31 Knifeless Accredited Training

18-20 3M Advanced Training
21-22 3M Preferred Testing
25-27 3M Certified Training
28-29 3M Certified Testing 


16-1 8 3M Advanced Training
19-20 3M Preferred Testing
23-26 Knifeless Accredited Training

11-13 3M Advanced Training
14-15 3M Preferred Testing

1-3 3M Certified Training
4-5 3M Certified Testing
15-17 3M Advanced Training
18-19 3M Preferred Testing

19-21 3M Advanced Training
22-23 3M Preferred Testing

17-19 3M Advanced Training
20-21 3M Preferred Testing
24-26 3M Certified Training
27-28 3M Certified Testing

7-10 Knifeless Accredited Training
14-16 3M Advanced Training
17-18 3M Preferred Testing


12-14 3M Advanced Training
15-16 3M Preferred Testing

Additional 3M Programs are offered throughout the country at the following locations:

• Lowen Certified; Hutchinson, KS
• Geek Wraps University; Fort Lauderdale, FL
• J3 Industries; Addison, TX
• Wrapix Academy; Burbank, CA
Dates for the courses offered at these locations can be found online here.

“We value the benefits of hard work and education, especially when it comes to graphics installation, and are excited to work with the next group of world-class installers and graphics companies at our new 3M Application Center in the coming year,” said Marcio Oliveira, Technical Service Supervisor for 3M Commercial Solutions Division. “We encourage all graphic installers and companies to take advantage of the 2016 3M programs and advanced training to sharpen their skills, enhance their knowledge of the industry, and acquire tools necessary for growing their business.”

The 3M Advanced Installation Training program offers optional professional graphics training to improve installer’s skills and prepare them for Certified or Preferred installation testing. Successful completion of the testing and program requirements provides 3M Certified Companies and 3M Preferred Installers with networking opportunities with fellow industry peers, inclusion on the 3M Installer Locator and rights to the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company or 3M Preferred Graphics Installer titles.

Knifeless Accredited Installer Training and Testing focuses on high-end installations using Knifeless Tape and 3M graphic films. The knowledge gained, and the Knifeless Accredited Installer title, will enable installers to increase the value they deliver to their customers and differentiate themselves.


The 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Program and 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Program continue to elevate the standards for graphics installation. Companies and installers are recognized by 3M and the industry at large for not only their elite installation skills and knowledge, but also their sound business practices.

For more information on the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Program and 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Program visit the 3M website, and learn more about 3M Advanced Installation Training online here.



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