The Flexo in Education Program brings together the support of the flexographic industry, the Foundation of FTA and schools.

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The Flexo in Education Program was established in 1993 with the pilot high school located in Charlotte, NC. Originally called the Flexo in High School Program (FIHS), the program has grown to include post-secondary schools, as well as high schools. The program was the vision of Harper Corporation of America‘s Ron and Katherine Harper, and aimed to form a partnership between education and the flexographic industry to fill the need for trained workers.

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In order to participate in the Flexo in Education Program, schools must have an existing printing program and a desire to expand their curriculum to include flexography. The benefits to students and the industry are numerous. Students learn marketable skills so they may enter the workforce upon graduating from school, while the industry benefits through the establishment of trained and skilled individuals with a basic understanding of flexo technology.

FTA Educational Members

Advanced Printing Technology CentreHong KongChinawww.aptec.hkprinters.orgMs. Noriko Takeshita[email protected]
Anderson Career & Technology Joellyn Hayden[email protected]
Appalachian State UniversityBooneNCUSwww.appstate.eduMr. Thomas Reeves[email protected]
Applied Technology CenterRock Chris Valk[email protected]
Arizona State UniversityMesaAZUSwww.asu.eduMr. Chad Westover[email protected]
Asheville High Nathan Tripp[email protected]
Blythewood High SchoolBlythewoodSCUSwww.richland2.orgMr. Jason Warren[email protected]
Bowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenOHUSwww.bgsu.eduMs. Laney Fugett[email protected]
Brobygrafiska EducationVarmland 68633Swedenwww.brobygrafiska.seMr. Tommy Bonte[email protected]
California Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoCAUSwww.grc.calpoly.eduMs. Colleen Twomey[email protected]
California University of PennsylvaniaCaliforniaPAUSwww.calu.eduMr. Joseph G. Schickel[email protected]
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna CountyScrantonPAUSwww.ctclc.eduMs. Rebecca Rinella-Hayden[email protected]
Careerline Technical CenterHollandMIUSwww.oaisd.orgMr. James Larsen[email protected]
CEGEP Beauce-AppalachesSaint-GeorgesQCCanadawww.cegepba.qc.caMr. Jean Philipp Aube[email protected]
Central Connecticut State UniversityNew Naik H. Dharavath[email protected]
Central Nine Career Robert Briones[email protected]
Central Piedmont Community CollegeCharlotteNCUSwww.cpcc.eduMr. Zachery Blackburn[email protected]
Centro de Estudios Tecnologico Industrial y de Ulises Perea[email protected]
Chester County Career CenterChesterSCUSMs. Sherry Adams[email protected]
Chowan UniversityMurfreesboroNCUSwww.chowan.eduDr. Michelle L. Surerus[email protected]
Chulalongkorn UniversityPathumwan Suda Kiatkamjornwong, Ph.D[email protected]
Clemson UniversityClemsonSCUSwww.clemson.eduMr. Chip Tonkin[email protected]
Conselleria De Educacion36992 PontevedraSpainwww.xunta.esMr. Eulogio Rosales Galinanes[email protected]
Cuyahoga Valley Career CenterBrecksvilleOHUSwww.cvccworks.eduMr. Patrick Ruebensaal[email protected]
Eastern Illinois UniversityCharlestonILUSwww.eiu.eduDr. Gabriel J. Grant[email protected]
Fairfield Career & Technology Marvin H. Miller[email protected]
Flexographic TechMinneapolisMNUSwww.flexographictech.orgMr. Shawn Oetjen[email protected]
Fort Mill High SchoolFort MillSCUSwww.fortmillschools.orgMr. Jerry D. Howell[email protected]
Fox Valley Technical CollegeAppletonWIUSwww.fvtc.eduMr. Mark Keller[email protected]
Fullerton CollegeFullertonCAUSprinting.fullcoll.eduMr. Ben Cuatt[email protected]
Georgia Southern UniversityStatesboroGAUSwww.georgiasouthern.eduMr. Hans Mortensen[email protected]
Government Abhijeet Jadhav[email protected]
Graphic Arts & Printing AcademyGauteng 1666South Samson Chanetsa[email protected]
Graphic Arts Technology & EducationMumbai 400053IndiaMr. Kiran P. Prayagi[email protected]
Harper CollegePalatineILUSwww.harpercollege.eduMs. Kelly Taylor[email protected]
Hellenic Union of Graphic Arts & Media Technology EngineersGreecewww.helgramed.grDr. Anastasios E. Politis[email protected]
ICI Institut des CommunicationsMontrealQCUSwww.i-ci.caMs. Manon Heroux[email protected]
IES Leixa15405 Ferrol A CorunaSpainwww.iesleixa.esMr. Ramiro Alonso Escudero[email protected]
Illinois Central CollegePeoriaILUSwww.icc.comMr. John Baggett, Professor[email protected]
Illinois State UniversityNormalILUSwww.tec.illinoisstate.eduMr. Adam Burke[email protected]
Istituto Salesiano37138 Verona VRItalywww.sanzeno.orgMr. Mirko Salzani[email protected]
Johnson High SchoolGainesvilleGAUSMr. Grayson Anthony[email protected]
Kaunas University of TechnologyLT-51424 KaunasLithuaniawww.ktu.eduDr. Edmundas Kibirkstis[email protected]
Knox Community School Maria Sullivan[email protected]
Liberty College & Career AcademyHinesvilleGAUSMs. Chanelle Sheets[email protected]
Manitoba Institute of Trades & TechnologyWINNIPEGMBUSwww.mitt.caMs. Janet Hamilton[email protected]
McDowell High Myra Morgan[email protected]
Michigan Career & Technical InstitutePlainwellMIUSwww.michigan.govMr. Adam Reynolds[email protected]
Millersville UniversityMillersvillePAUSwww.millersvillle.eduDr. Mark Snyder[email protected]
Newport High SchoolNewportKYUSwww.newportwildcats.orgMs. Bonnie Stacey[email protected]
Okeechobee High SchoolOkeechobeeFLUSwww.okeechobeehighschool.sites.thedigitalbell.comMr. Carey Pung[email protected]
Oshkosh North High SchoolOshkoshWIUSwww.oshkoshnorth.netMr. Andy Dawson
Pittsburg State UniversityPittsburgKSUSwww.pittstate.eduMr. Douglas Younger, Ed.D[email protected]
Pune Vidyarthi Griha's CollegePune Yogesh P. Nerkar[email protected]
RISE Research Institutes of SwedenSE-114 86 StockholmSwedenwww.ri.seMr. Li Yang[email protected]
Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterNYUSwww.rit.eduMs. Bilge Nazli Altay[email protected]
Sandy Creek High SchoolTyroneGAUSwww.sandycreekhighschool.comMr. Jeffrey Dykes[email protected]
SENA - Servicio Nacional de Rodolfo Albadan[email protected]
Shih Hsin UniversityNeihu District T.Y. Hao[email protected]
Slinger High SchoolSlingerWIUSwww.slinger.k12.wi.usMr. Josh Budish[email protected]
Southern Indiana Career & Technical CenterEvansvilleINUSwww.sictc.comMs. Jeanine Minor[email protected]
Springfield Technical Community CollegeSpringfieldMAUSwww.stcc.eduMr. Matt Kriftcher[email protected]
Stuart W. Cramer High Andrew Bradley[email protected]
TAFE QueenslandSouth BrisbaneQLDAustraliawww.tafeqld.auMr. Duncan Marsden[email protected]
Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationTXUSwww.drc.tamu.eduMr. Jyhwen Wang[email protected]
Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaPAUSwww.jefferson.eduMr. Hitoshi Ujiie[email protected]
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)TorontoONCanadawww.ryerson.caMr. Ian Baitz[email protected]
University of HoustonSugar LandTXUSwww.uh.eduDr. Jerry Waite[email protected]
University of Wisconsin-StoutMenomonieWIUSwww.uwstout.eduMr. Andrew DeLong[email protected]
Vilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityLT-03224 VilniusUSwww.vgtu.ltDr. Rimantas Sonkus[email protected]
Watertown High SchoolWatertownWIUSwww2.watertown.k12.wiMr. Mark Phillips[email protected]
Waukesha County Technical CollegePewaukeeWIUSwww.wctc.eduMr. Mark Rzeznik[email protected]
Welsh Centre For Printing And CoatingSwanseaUKwww.wcpcswansea.comMr. Tim Claypole[email protected]
Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooMIUSwww.wmich.eduMs. Lois Lemon, MA[email protected]
Woodhaven High SchoolBrownstownMIUSwww.woodhaven.k12.mi.usMr. Victor Green[email protected]

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