CHARLOTTE, NC—The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) announced the installation of a Comco Cadet in-line, flexo press at R.W. Johnson High School in Gainesville, GA. The used, seven-inch, 4-color Comco press was installed in late November and is the result of the work done by Scott Porter, Johnson HS, graphic communications department; Pao Sengkhammee, Zebra Technologies; and Bettylyn Krafft, chairman, PCF. Zebra Technologies is a Partner in Education with Johnson High School and was directly involved with introducing Johnson’s graphic program with PCF.
Johnson High School is an excellent example of how graphics education can be a pivotal career path for today’s students. With one of only 65 programs in the state, the school boasts a high level of participation in graphic and printing skills competitions like the PCF High School Competition, SkillsUSA and various other printing and skills events which also develop leadership skills.
In addition, this progressive high school offers a Youth Apprentice Program as well as national accreditation programs. Johnson High School’s graphic students rank as one of the highest in Georgia in becoming nationally certified in graphic arts.
“We are so excited to support Johnson High School’s graphics communications programs with such a vital tool, their four-color press,” commented Bettylyn Krafft, chairman, PCF. “It is a true honor to be involved with a school that really lives their mission of nurturing, supporting and growing the work force of tomorrow. It is why I love being a part of the Phoenix Challenge family.”
To effectively support the mission of the foundation, the PCF announces the availability of sponsorships in support of its fundraising for this year’s competition and scholarship programs. Since its inception, more than 725 students have successfully participated in PCF programs and events and many have gone on to successful careers in flexo and package printing.
For additional information or to donate to the Phoenix Challenge Foundation, please contact Bettylyn Krafft at 704-309-3748 or [email protected]