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SkillsUSA and Sustaining Print's Future Workforce

Posted by Johnny Shell on 7/8/19 7:18 AM

June 24 - 28 marked the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) — a national championship for career and technical trade students — in Louisville, Ky. The event holds over 100 skills competitions, including Screen Printing Technology and Graphics Imaging–Sublimation, which SGIA and industry leaders have managed for eight years.

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Topics: Students, SkillsUSA, Screen Printing, Workforce Development, Dye Sublimation Printing

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, Apparel, Garment Manufacturing, SkillsUSA, Screen Printing

SGIA Supports the Next Generation of Print (Part 1)

Posted by SGIA Department of Print Technology and Training on 7/13/18 11:36 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. It’s a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to develop a skilled workforce.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Industry Training, Students, Leadership and Culture, Scholarship, SkillsUSA, Education, Academic Connection

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