The 2016 competition marks the 19th Challenge which supports graphic arts high school students and teachers throughout the US and Canada. They are invited to participate in the event comprised of a two and half-day skills-based competition with hands-on and comprehensive testing in printing mathematics, flexo press operation, prepress, plate-making, and overall flexo knowledge.
A panel of judges made up of industry professionals and educators will score a variety of skills sessions including live action prepress and on-press activities for each team to identify final winners of the competition. Winning teams are rewarded with top honors and individual scholarships at the close of the competition, all funded by the Phoenix Challenge Foundation.
“I am so excited to see the Phoenix Challenge high school competition continue for so many years. Its popularity and student success demonstrates that the flexographic industry is a great place to build a career,” says Bettlylyn Krafft, chairman of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation.
The foundation exists solely through generous donations made by industry supporters and businesses. As the foundation grows, so does the need for incremental funding to continue building the workforce of tomorrow. Companies or individuals are encouraged to contact the Foundation if there is interest in supporting their important mission.
Some of the 2016 event sponsors include: Harper Corporation of America, Anderson & Vreeland, Esko, Nilpeter, Mark Andy, Phototype, Bobst, Sun Chemical, Max Daetwyler, Robbie Fantastic Flexibles, The ALC Group, W & H, Pamarco, Plastic Packaging, JR Cole Industries, Overnight Labels, PCMC, All Printing Resources, Uteco, Actega WIT, Flexo Concepts, ID Images, Flint Group, Flexon, Siegwerk Ink and CPCC.
To purchase a sponsorship to this or any other PCF event, contact Bettylyn Krafft at 704-309-3748, or visit phoenixchallenge.org for more information.