PIAG Supports Print & Graphic Communication Competitions at SkillsUSA National Championships

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PIAG Supports Print & Graphic Communication Competitions at SkillsUSA National Championships

The PIAG Educational Foundation continues to provide real-world professional experience to high school students interested in pursuing careers in the print and graphic communications industry.  
PIAG members served as volunteer judges at the SkillsUSA National Championships at the Georgia World Congress Center held in Atlanta last week, June 20-24. In addition, members opened their doors to host students at their own facilities. Members of the industry shared their knowledge and expertise in the Pin Design, Graphic Image Sublimation, T-Shirt Design, Ad Design, and Graphic Communications competitions.    
Congratulations to those Georgia students who medaled at their competitions:
Graphic Image Sublimation

  • Justin McClellan, Augusta Technical College (Gold)

Pin Design

  • Caleb Dykes, Sandy Creek High School (Gold)

“It’s always a pleasure to be able to support talented students who are the future of the industry,” said Jon Krueger, PIAG President and CEO. “We’re especially proud of our Georgia winners and congratulate all of the medalists on this significant achievement.”  

We want to thank our volunteers for helping to make this event possible:

  • Jeff Janas, Case Paper Company
  • Santanu Majumdar, Georgia Southern University
  • Hans Mortensen, Georgia Southern University
  • Paul Cavanaugh, Heidelberg
  • Jeff Powalisz, Heidelberg
  • Jess Gerjets, id8
  • Kriston Sellier, id8
  • Dan Campagna, Osborne High School
  • April Duncan, Scott Lithographing

Earlier this year, PIAG led three competitions for SkillsUSA Georgia’s State Leadership & Skills Conference: Graphic Communications, Screen Printing and Advertising Design.  Winners from those competitions moved on to participate in the National Championships.  
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.