The Phoenix Challenge Foundation’s Mission to Support Workforce Development Continues
Charlotte, N.C. – With the ongoing pandemic and constrained activities across the country and around the world, the Phoenix Challenge Foundation has decided to reschedule the successful annual Golf Tournament. The event is one of the primary sources of fundraising that supports the Foundation’s mission of “Building Tomorrow’s Workforce”. The Annual Golf Tournament was scheduled for Sept. 23, 2020 in Monroe, North Carolina. The new date will be announced for 2021.
The Phoenix Challenge Foundation and its Board want to extend thanks to all those who continue to support the one-of-a-kind program. “The industry’s support is critical to building awareness and breeding young talent for pressroom and management positions throughout the flexo industry. For more than twenty years, more than 5,000 students have been exposed to the flexo industry and what it has to offer. We are extremely proud of this effort and continuing into 2021 and beyond,” stated Bettylyn Krafft, Chairman of the Foundation.
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 U.S.
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 them directly
Contact Bettylyn Krafft for more information – (704) 309-3748
Support needed! Sponsors are crucial to driving our industry’s future!
All the Phoenix Challenge student participants, though the support of the Foundation, can continue their education and do become productive participants at companies in our industry. From young career entries to long-standing professional leaders, the Phoenix Challenge Foundation has helped develop talent that now works with leading companies including: J. R. Cole Industries, Salem One, MacDermid Graphics Solutions, Harper Corporation, Quantum Ink Co., Tesa Tape, Anderson/Vreeland, Mark Andy, Inc., We Are Alexander and more.
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About the Phoenix Challenge Foundation
The Phoenix Challenge Foundation is an all-volunteer, 503(b) not-for-profit organization of industry professionals dedicated to the recruitment and development of the future workforce for flexography. Each year flexo students and teachers from throughout the North America are invited to one of two Phoenix Challenge Competitions. The PCF High School Skills competition and the Phoenix Challenge College competition have exposed more than 6,000 students to flexo and graphic arts for package printing. The Foundation also works to provide flexo presses and other equipment to build educational programs within Vocational Tech, High Schools and Colleges, a key aspect in workforce development. For additional information or to make donations please visit www.phoenixchallenge.org