Graphic Communications students from across the country participated in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a competition that showcases the best career and technical education students in the nation. The SkillsUSA partnership of students, teachers, and industry work together to ensure that America has a skilled workforce.
Graphic Communications students from across the country participated in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a competition that showcases the best career and technical education students in the nation. The SkillsUSA partnership of students, teachers, and industry work together to ensure that America has a skilled workforce. In addition to the prizes that this year’s 2016 National winners received, the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) provided $250 scholarships for the state gold medal winners in: Screen Printing, Advertising Design, and Graphic Communications.
GAERF President Thayer Long states, "Supporting effective initiatives, such as the SkillsUSA competition, which recognizes superior training and talent, is essential to the health and future of the graphic communications industry. It is truly inspiring to see the high caliber of students among the program’s competitors and winners."
According to Mike Stinnett, GAERF’s Technical Committee representative, and a former instructor at Royal Oak High School, in Michigan, "The Graphic Communications Contest has our best-trained all-around students being taught by our most dedicated teachers."
"Supporting SkillsUSA and its Graphic Communications Contest is important to the goal of bringing qualified people into our industry," said Jim Workman, vice president of the Center for Technology and Research at Printing Industries of America. "That’s why we and others contribute time, money, and prizes to the contest."Advertisement
The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events that begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. Graphic Communications contestants were evaluated in several areas including: Written Production Problem Test, Online Graphic Communications Assessment Test, Oral Professional Assessment, Digital Workflow, Finishing, Offset Press Operations & Technology Center, Production Planning, and Digital Press Operations.
Supporters of the 2016 NLSC Graphic Communications Contest were: Atlas Die, Baumfolder, Bottcher USA, EFI, Future Printers of America, GAERF, Heidelberg, National Council For Print Industry Certifications, Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, Print Craft Supply, Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic, Printing Industries of America, Quad Graphics, RR Donnelley, and Xerox.
The list of all winners of the SkillsUSA competition, and photos, are available at: http://skillsusa-register.org/rpts/EventMedalists.aspx.Advertisement
For more information about GAERF, visit: www.gaerf.org.
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