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Hands-on Training for Wichita Students Funded by GAERF

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

     The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) has approved a $2,500 mini-grant to support a two-week summer camp for twelve high school students at Wichita Area Technical College. This institution, the largest area vocational-technical school in Kansas, will offer participants the opportunity to explore the world of graphic communications technology through hands-on experience with high-end equipment. In addition to producing professional quality products, the attendees will be exposed to each area of the printing industry, demonstrating how all segments are interrelated and necessary for the completion of a project. In direct cooperation with industry, the students will tour one of the largest printing companies in the United States. For further information, contact Doris Anton at danton@wichitatech.com or (316) 677-1320.      The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation was founded in 1983 by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and Printing Industries of America (PIA) to serve as a source of financial support for educational and research projects that promote a strong future for the printing industry. The Foundation is funded with income generated by the major national and international trade expositions managed by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), which was also created by the three industry associations.      In addition to the grants program that has provided more than $4 million in funding, GAERF administers the PrintED National Accreditation Program and MAKE YOUR MARKSM in Graphic Communications, an industry image and recruiting campaign. For more information about the Foundation and its programs, visit the GAERF web site at http://www.npes.org/gaerf/home.html or call toll-free at (866) 381-9839.




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