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How a Student Gained Recognition at Printing’s Largest Expo

Posted by Erin Nuss on 8/13/18 2:53 PM

For students, attending the SGIA Expo shows the world of printing beyond the classroom. It exposes them to new ideas and innovations and allows them to see the concepts and techniques they’re learning on a daily basis in action as they’re surrounded by industry leaders.

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Topics: Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Student Competition, SGIA Expo, College, Students, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, Leadership and Culture, Scholarship, Education, Academic Connection

Preparing the Next Generation: The Educator Perspective

Posted by Lauren Searson on 7/25/18 9:23 AM

Earlier this year, SGIA staff visited Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia to meet with Hitoshi Ujiie, the Director of the Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging, which is part of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce. We learned more about his program and how he’s preparing the future of the printing industry.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, College, Students, Business Solution, Scholarship, Education, Academic Connection

SGIA Supports the Next Generation of Print (Part 2)

Posted by SGIA Department of Print Technology and Training on 7/16/18 10:54 AM

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving college, high school and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Each year, SkillsUSA hosts the National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships, which features hands-on competitions that test students’ skills in one of over 100 competitions. 

SGIA serves as the printing industry representative and coordinates the Screen Printing Technology and Graphic Imaging-Sublimation competitions. SGIA’s Johnny Shell, Ray Weiss and Erin Nuss attended SkillsUSA’s 2018 Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and provided their unique perspectives on the event and its importance to the printing industry.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Student Competition, Industry Training, College, Students, Garment, Garment Manufacturing, SkillsUSA, Screen Printing

Act Today, Foster Print's Tomorrow

Posted by Erin Nuss on 6/22/18 9:57 AM

As an industry, it is imperative we look toward the future, and consider what we can do today to ensure a sustainable workforce. There are many ways in which we can encourage, educate and help students pursuing or considering our field. I know this firsthand since not too long ago, I was a student studying graphic communication technology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

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Topics: SGIA, Print, Printing Industry, College, Students, Growing and Developing People, Scholarship, SkillsUSA, Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Putting a Spotlight on the Future of Printing

Posted by Erin Nuss on 5/9/18 9:00 AM

May 9, 2018

At SGIA, we continually strive to inspire and create opportunities for the next generation in printing to ensure a sustainable future for our industry's workforce. One such opportunity is the ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, which not only spotlights some of today's students' amazing imaging work, but the programs serving as their knowledge foundation, allowing their skills and ideas to flourish.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Printing Industry, Digital Printing, Student Competition, SGIA Expo, Industry Training, College, Students, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition