Student Imagers Compete for National Title at SkillsUSA Championship
Friday, July 01, 2016
Press release from the issuing company
National contest supports the education and training of next generation of imagers
Fairfax, Virginia - SkillsUSA, a national organization serving educators and students as they prepare to enter technical occupations, recently hosted the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Not only were students able to show their talent to potential employers, but winners were honored with thousands of dollars in prizes — not to mention the hard-earned title of SkillsUSA National Champion.
“Because of their partnership, SGIA industry development initiatives dovetail nicely with the mission of the SkillsUSA organization in providing a skilled workforce. By investing resources in the Skills competitions, we are cultivating skilled workers for future workforce needs,” said Johnny Shell, SGIA’s Vice President of Technical Services. “Leading the Screen Printing Technology and Graphic Imaging — Sublimation competitions assures that competition standards align with the current industry.”
“I was pleasantly surprised to see these students trying to do this, and really caring. They had a drive that you normally don’t see in most people their age,” said Pierre Jamnicky of Blue Moon Promotional, Inc. and volunteer competition judge. “Just about any one of them would be at the top of the list when it was time to hire.”
Congratulations to the following student winners:
Screen Printing Technology — Secondary
Screen Printing Technology — Post-Secondary
Graphic Imaging-Sublimation — Secondary
SGIA would also like to thank the following industry partners for their donations and support of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference: BBC Industries, Condé Systems, Easiway Systems, Fimor North America, Freehand Graphics, GraphicElephants.com, Great Dane Graphics, International Coatings, M&R Companies, NEWMAN ROLLER FRAMES mfg. by Stretch Devices Inc., Ryonet, Sawgrass, StahlsTV.com and Vapor Apparel.
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