Printing Industries of America is proud to present the 2011 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence to The Printing and Digital Imaging Technologies program at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center for their success in implementing and maintaining a thriving graphic communications program.
The Printing and Digital Imaging Technologies program at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center provides instruction in new digital imaging methods as well as traditional print manufacturing technologies. Under the guidance of Industry-experienced educators and advisors, students develop skills and knowledge in digital graphic imaging technologies; traditional print manufacturing processes (offset printing and screen printing); digital photography; digital workflows; production theory and application; estimating; desktop design and publishing; digital variable data printing systems; color proofing; and multimedia and Web applications.
The program is nationally accredited by PrintED, having earned accreditation from the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation in seven areas, including Introduction to Graphic Communications, Offset Printing, Digital File Preparation, Digital File Output, and Binding and Finishing. Additional accreditation areas include Advanced Offset Printing and Advanced Digital File Preparation. This program is one of only a few training facilities nationwide, including post-secondary programs, that have achieved PrintEd accreditation in seven accreditation areas. The program is currently working toward earning additional accreditation in the areas of Digital Production Printing and Screen Printing.
Tom Carrig has served as the Printing and Graphic Arts Technologies instructor at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio since 1994. During his tenure, Mr. Carrig has built the Graphic Arts program at Ohio Hi-Point into a state-of-the-art training facility. Carrig collaborates regularly with educators in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Carolina using video conferencing and other online collaborative tools to develop a dynamic project-based curriculum based on the PrintEd competencies.
This year's Kagy Award will be presented at Printing Industries of America’s Fall Administrative Meetings, November 11–13, in Miami Beach, FL. This forum hosts an impressive audience of industry leaders, including boards of directors and committee members from Printing Industries of America, its Ben Franklin Honor Society, and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation. For more information, contact Sara Welsh at 800-910-4283, ext. 705 or [email protected]