Get Educated with 3M Training Sessions


3M_training3M Commercial Graphics announces the 2012 schedule of its training, testing, and accreditation process for installers. Aimed at providing graphic professionals with the training to take their skills to the next level, 3M offers opportunities for companies to gain recognition through the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Program, and individuals through the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Program. The 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer Program was also introduced last year for installations at car dealerships, and it has been established through the new 3M™ Scotchprint® On-Demand Personalized Vehicle Graphics Program.

3M Advanced Installation Training

Held at the 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, 3M Advanced Installation Training is a three-day session that enhances skills through discussion, demonstration, and monitored hands-on training. 3M Graphics Installation Trainers provide first-class training sessions that cover an array of topics, including vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, boat wraps, smooth walls, textured walls, and floor graphics.

The training sessions will be offered on the following dates:

March 19-21

April 16-18

May 14-16

June 18-20

July 16-18

August 20-22

September 17-19

October 15-17

November 12-14

December 10-12

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Lowen Corporation Training

Training sessions at Lowen Corporation in Hutchinson, Kansas are conducted by 3M Preferred Graphics Installers, who offer extensive hands-on practice to build and refine installation skills. These courses run from two to five days, depending on customer requirements, with topics including sales and marketing skills; vehicle accessory disassembly; and graphic film installation and removal for vehicle wraps, boat wraps, fleet graphics, smooth walls, textured walls, and floor graphics. These courses utilize the curriculum developed by 3M.

The training sessions run from March 12-13 and March 26-30. Contact Dennis Shea at [email protected] for more information.

Graphics Training Seminar

Planning is also in progress for additional Graphics Training Seminars, with dates and locations to be announced. These seminars are typically three days, but can be customized, and cover various graphic applications with a strong emphasis on vehicle wraps and installation. Topics discussed can include sales and marketing skills; and graphic design, printing, laminating, and installation.

Contact [email protected] for more information.


3M Commercial Graphics also offers testing for 3M Certified Graphics Installation, 3M Preferred Graphics Installer, and 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer credentials. For more information regarding the test and logistics, contact [email protected] or visit