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A Bigger, Better, Bolder Opportunity for Students

Posted by Heidi Ashley on 7/24/19 6:06 AM

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and this year’s inaugural PRINTING United (October 23 – 25; Dallas, Texas) will certainly hold true to that mantra. But the even bigger news is our industry's future has a chance to be part of the event — on our dime!

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Topics: Students, Education, Printing United, Workforce Development

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

Changing Lives One Breakfast at a Time

Posted by Elaine Scrima on 6/24/19 10:59 AM

Attract, retain and advance women in the imaging profession — that is our mantra and our mission as the SGIA Women in Print Alliance. And hosting the Women in Print Alliance Breakfast at PRINTING United each year is just one venue for us to provide education, mentoring opportunities and professional growth.

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Topics: Printing United, Networking, Workforce Development

A Decade of Honoring Student Work

Posted by Erin Nuss on 3/27/19 1:07 PM

Whether you’ve perused the student prints at the SGIA Expo’s Golden Image Gallery, or been a past participant, the Academy of Screen and Digital Print Technologies (ASDPT) Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition has had a decade-long presence celebrating and inspiring print’s future. I know when I was studying Graphic Communications Technology at Millersville University, my peers and I strove to create “WOW” prints in hopes that we could have the opportunity for others to see our work, and be awarded, too!

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Topics: Student Competition, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, Education, Printing United, Workforce Development

Investing in Printing's Future

Posted by Erin Nuss on 3/13/19 11:33 AM

Thanks to the generosity of industry donors, SGIA has had the privilege of awarding its annual scholarship to students pursuing the printing and graphic communications fields. We are currently accepting 2019 scholarship applications through April 30, which will provide 20 recipients $2,000 each. I spoke with Tesa Pearman, a past recipient, to see what she's been up to, and how the scholarship has helped further inspire her career path.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Students, Scholarship, Education, Workforce Development