Helping Students and Creating a Stream of Future Employees


Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This Friday we’ll have a conversation about ways to help high school and community college students learn a trade in the decorating industry, and help ourselves to build a stream of future employees. We will have a recap of the recent SkillsUSA competition and a great discussion about continuing to grow our industry together. We talk about lots of great ways to grow by helping students.

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SGIA ExpoOur regular listeners know this, but 2 Regular Guys are all about garment decorating, a bit of fun, and no rants or lectures or selling. We are not doing this for our employers, but rather for our industry. Since February 2013, The 2 Regular Guys have been the first and the most listened to garment decorating industry podcast on this planet! We are humbled by all of you tuning in each week. We work hard to bring you information that will make your business better, and our industry better. Take a look at our incredible weekly guest list and you’ll understand where this industry goes for news, interviews and the heartbeat of garment decorating. Thanks for listening!


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Helping Students


  • What is an internship program?
  • This isn’t free labor!
  • What’s your commitment to this?
  • Fresh ideas for your business as well.

Summer or Break Positions for students

  • Manual labor projects you’ve been putting off or understaffed to accomplish
  • Projects where a student may have more knowledge such as building a social media program.
  • Opportunity to build their art portfolio or management resume

Apprentice Programs

  • High schools with programs preparing students for trades.
  • People who need to change careers.
  • What’s your commitment to this?

Shifts that cater to students, moms or dads working around school hours, second job opportunities. Also, work from home.

Get Involved with the Local SkillsUSA, Your Local High School, Technical Colleges or other programs like DECA

Facebook Live Video

Other Events

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