GASC/Printing Industries of America Teacher Programs

GASC/Printing Industries of America Teachers Update
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Teachers Update provides attendees with an understanding of new technologies for education, training, and retraining needs of tomorrow’s work force. This one-week program includes both laboratory and classroom sessions in Printing Industries of America’s production facility, which showcases the latest equipment and cutting-edge technology. This yearly workshop is free to 20 educators and the grant covers hotel and some meals.

GASC/Printing Industries of America Teachers Conference at PRINT 13®
Chicago, Illinois

This Teachers Conference is administered through Printing Industries of America through funding made possible by the Graphic Arts Show Company. This conference is free to all graphic arts educators from high school to college level. Travel grants are available to cover a portion of the cost of attendance. The GASC/Printing Industries of America Teacher’s Conference provides an opportunity for graphic arts teachers to learn about current industry trends and see the latest equipment and supplies.

Educator and School Awards

Take advantage of Printing Industries of America’s great recognition opportunities for both educators and schools. The Education Awards of Excellence, presented at the Teacher’s Conference, honor an academic educator from the graphic arts community, as well as an industry trainer. The Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence recognizes an exemplary middle school, high school, or community college graphic communications program; winning schools get to pick $1,000 worth of textbooks from Printing Industries Press. For more information on either award, contact Mike Packard at mpackard@printing.org or 412-259-1704.

Program Sponsors

GASC®
The Graphic Arts Show Company® was formed in 1982 by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing, and Converting Technologies® (NPES®), and Printing Industries of America. GASC’s mission is to provide an effective forum through shows and conferences to meet the marketing requirements of the graphic communications and converting industries. GASC brings the industry’s buyers and sellers together in the most cost-effective way possible.

GAERF
GAERF was founded in 1983 by NAPL, NPES, and Printing Industries of America. These three national associations jointly own GASC. GAERF was created to channel a portion of the revenues earned by GASC-managed shows, such as GRAPH EXPO® and PRINT®, into projects supporting a strong future for the industry.

GAERF administers PrintED®, a national accreditation and certification program, MAKE YOUR MARK® in Graphic Communications, an industry image and recruiting campaign, and a grant program that has awarded over $4.6 million to fund projects that foster the advancement of knowledge and education in the field of graphic communications. In addition, GAERF, in conjunction with GASC, sponsors free Career Awareness Day programs during PRINT® and GRAPH EXPO®.

Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with more than one million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

For more information about the Teacher Programs, please contact Joe Marin at 800-910-4283 ext. 731, or jmarin@printing.org.

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 (updated 01/02/2013)