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Phoenix Challenge Competition Updates During COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020

Press release from the issuing company

The Phoenix Challenge Foundation’s Mission to Support Workforce Development a Top Priority

Official Announcement

Charlotte, N.C. – With students’ and educators’ welfare and safety a top priorities with regard to creating successful career opportunities and educational programs for the industry, the Phoenix College Challenge Competition has been postponed until May 2, 2020. The High School Skills Competition has been cancelled for this year.

With the everchanging situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus and this week’s increased efforts around the country, the Board of Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) felt it necessary to not take any additional risk as well.

DETAILS FOR NEW COLLEGE COMPETITION
NEW Date Saturday, May 2, 2020
NEW Location On-Line – teams will make virtual presentation to panel of judges
*For the first time, the virtual format will welcome all guests to watch the student teams
Additional information will be provided as soon as available.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DOESN’T STOP – SUPPORT IS KEY
With the changes made in response to everyone’s safety, the initiatives of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation continue. New educational programs are being created to provide presses for start-up flexo printing programs across North America. So far in 2020, two presses are being installed to create two NEW programs in South Carolina and New York.

Converters and printers across the industry all agree that workforce development and building pressroom talent are their top concerns and priorities. These programs are designed specifically to address these concerns. As a non-profit organization, support is critical. The organization needs the industry’s financial or volunteer support to continue this work. The PCF is seeking support from both converters and suppliers alike. Industry support will continue benefit these very important initiatives. For more information, visit www. Phoenixchallenge.org or contact Bettylyn Krafft – (704) 309-3748

Support needed! Sponsors are crucial to driving our industry’s future!

Visit the Phoenix Challenge website

 

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