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PrintED and SkillsUSA Partner to Offer Skill Connect Assessments


Reston, VA —Individuals who choose to enter the workforce immediately after high school or postsecondary education need to have core academic and workplace competencies for employment.  To provide students with a credential that validates their mastery of these competencies, and to help meet standard government education requirements, GAERF and SkillsUSA have established a partnership to offer online PrintED/SkillsUSA Skill Connect Assessments. These examinations will...Read more

Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation Announces Student Design Competition Winners


Reston, VA — The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) has  announced the winners of the GAERF 2009 National Student Design Competition. From among more than 85 entries, six winners were chosen, three at the secondary level and three at the post-secondary level. Winners at the secondary level were:...Read more

PrintED Gives Hope to Incarcerated


Reston, VA - The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF®) is pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, a prison inmate has been awarded a PrintED® certification. John Phillips, 41, an inmate at the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility in Moundsville, WV received a certification in Offset Press Operations after passing an online standardized PrintED examination...Read more

Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation Lauds SkillsUSA Championships


RESTON, VA... A total of 41 graphic communications students from 32 different states competed in the 2008 SkillsUSA Championships, a part of SkillsUSA's 44th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). The annual event, which this year hosted more than 5,000 contestants competing in 91 different trade, technical and leadership contests, showcases the top career and technical education students in the nation. Its purpose is to reward students for excellence, directly involve industry in evaluating student performance and provide training relevant to employers' needs... Read more

PrintED Program at Frederick County Career and Technology Center Awarded 2007 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence


RESTON, VA, Nov. 28, 2007... The Ben Franklin Society, honor society of the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), named the Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program at Frederick County Career and Technology Center in Frederick, MD the recipient of its 2007 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence. The award was presented to Program Instructor John Augustine at the Ben Franklin Society Black-Tie Induction and Awards Dinner on November 9, 2007, in Chicago, IL.... Read more

PrintED Responds to the New World of Print


RESTON, VA, May 24, 2007... The forecast for print is digital – and the outlook is bright! Digital presses, digital workflows and other digital applications are being installed today at a record pace in commercial print shops, educational institutions and government offices nationwide. And, with an estimated 54,000 digital presses expected to be sold between 2006 and 2011, the market for digital promises to remain strong for the foreseeable future... Read more