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

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Photo courtesy of Millersville University/Graphic Communication

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.

Flexo in Education homepage Cincinnati State
Photo courtesy of Gary Walton, Cincinnati State
Flexo in Education homepage CPCC
Photo courtesy of Zach Blackburn, CPCC

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

Anderson Career &
Technology Center

Anderson Dist. 1 & 2
702 Belton Highway
Williamston, SC 29697-9520
Tel: 864-847-4121
Fax: 864-847-3539
Joellyn Hayden

Appalachian State

Art Department
Katherine Harper Hall
Boone, NC 28608-0002
Tel: 828-262-2000
Fax: 828-265-8696
Thomas Reeves

Applied Technology

2399 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732-8909
Tel: 803-981-1100
Fax: 803-981-1125
Michelle Soto

Arizona State

Graphic Information Technology
Technology Center 102
Polytechnic School
Mesa, AZ 85212
Tel: 480-727-1685
Fax: 480-727-1684
Thomas Schildgen

High School

Graphic Arts Dept.
419 McDowell St
Asheville, NC 28803-2690
Tel: 828-350-2500
Fax: 828-255-5316
Nathan Tripp

High School

10901 Wilson Blvd
Blythewood, SC 29016-9241
Tel: 803-691-4090
Syzelle Newton

Bowling Green
State University

College of Technology – Dept. of Visual Communications
260 Technology Bldg
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Tel: 419-372-2437
Laney Fugett

Bridge Valley

619 Second Avenue
Montgomery, WV 25136-2248
Tel: 304-734-6626
Fax: 304-734-6629
Michael Ditchen


Svetsarevagen 3
Sunne, Varmland 68633
Tel: 46-565-17900
Fax: 46-565-17901
Tommy Bonte

California Polytechnic
State University

Graphic Communication Dept.
1 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0381
Tel: 805-756-2500
Fax: 805-756-7118
Colleen Twomey

California University
of Pennsylvania

Graphic Comm. & Multimedia Technology
250 University Ave
California, PA 15419-1341
Tel: 724-938-4085
Fax: 724-938-4572
Joseph G. Schickel

Technical Center

13663 Port Sheldon Rd
Holland, MI 49424-9244
Tel: 616-796-1930
Fax: 616-738-8956
James Larsen


1055 Rue 116E
Saint-Georges, QC
G5Y 3G1 Canada
Tel: 418-228-8896
Fax: 418-228-0562
Jean Philippe Aube

Central Connecticut
State University

Computer Electronics/Graphics Tech. Dept.
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050-2439
Tel: 860-832-1830
Fax: 860-832-1806
Naik H. Dharavath

Central Piedmont
Community College

Harper Campus
315 W Hebron St
Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: 704-330-4400
Fax: 704-330-4444
Zachery Blackburn

Chester County
Career Center

1324 J.A. Cochran Bypass
Chester, SC 29706
Tel: 803-377-1991
Sherry Adams


Communication Arts Department
1 University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855-1855
Tel: 252-398-6500
Fax: 252-398-1237
Michelle L. Surerus Ph.D.


Dept. of Imaging and Printing Technology
Faculty of Science
254 Phyathai Road, Patumwan
Bangkok, 10330 Thailand
Tel: 011-662-218-5587
Fax: 011-66-2-255-3021
Suda Kiatkamjornwong


Graphic Communication Department
G-01 Tillman Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0720
Tel: 864-656-3447
Fax: 864-656-4808
Chip Tonkin

De Educacion

Xunta De Galaici
Camino Do Curro No. 7
Raxo – Poi0
36992 Pontevedra
Tel: 011-626-651-705
Fax: 011-986-866-857
Eulogio Rosales Galinanes

Cuyahoga Valley
Career Center

8001 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville, OH 44141
Tel: 440-526-5200
Patrick Ruebensaal

Eastern Illinois

1014 Klehm Hall
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Tel: 217-581-3226
Fax: 217-581-6607
Gabriel J. Grant

Eastern Kentucky

Applied Engineering Technology
307 Whalin Technology Complex
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Tel: 859-622-1190
Fax: 859-622-2357
Dr. David W. Dailey

High School

475 Enka Lake Road
Candler, NC 28715-7125
Tel: 828-670-5000
Fax: 828-670-5007
Joan Hoffman

Fairfield Career
Technology Center

790 US Hwy 321 Bypass S
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Tel: 803-635-5610
Fax: 803-635-5506
Marvin Miller


600 Hoover St
Ste 500
Minneapolis, MN 55413-2903
Tel: 612-706-3779
Fax: 612-706-3757
Shawn Oetjen

Fort Mill
High School

Graphic Communications
215 North Highway 321 North
Fort Mill SC 29715
Tel: 803-548-1900
Fax: 803-548-1911
Jerry Howell

Fox Valley
Technical College

D.J. Bordini Center
5 Systems Drive
PO Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Tel: 920-831-5600
Fax: 920-735-2481
Mark Keller


Printing Technologies
321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
Tel: 714-992-7587
Fax: 714-992-9935
Ben Cuatt

Georgia Southern

Graphic Communications Mgmt.
PO Box 8032
Statesboro, GA 30460-1000
Tel: 912-478-5167
Fax: 912-478-5104
Hans Mortensen

Graphic Arts &
Printing Academy

3623 Zirconium Ln
Johannesburg, Gauteng 1666
South Africa
Tel: 912-478-5167
Fax: 912-478-5104
Samson Chanetsa

Graphic Arts
Technology & Education

B-33 Abhishek
Plot 12 Cross Road 2
Lokhandwala Complex, Andher W
Mumbai 400053, India
Tel: 022-669-9743
Kiran P. Prayagi


1200 W Algonquin Rd
Building Y
Palatine, IL 60067-7373
Tel: 847-925-6092
Kelly Taylor

Hellenic Union of Graphic Arts &
Media Technology Engineers

PO Box 6562
Greece, 19015
Tel: 011-302-105-385-473
Fax: 011-30-229-503-9352
Dr. Anastasios Politis

Illinois Central

Graphic Communications Departmentf
1 College Drive
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Tel: 309-694-5141
Fax: 309-694-5799
John Baggett

Illinois State

Dept of Technology
Campus Box 5100
Normal, IL 61790-5100
Tel: 309-438-7708
Fax: 309-438-8626
Adam Burke


Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
Box 5604
SE-114 86 Stockholm
Tel: 011-46-8-676-70-00
Fax: 01-46-8-411-55-18
Dr. Anita Teleman

Institut Des

Graphiques et de L’Imprimabilite (ICI)
999 AV Emile-Journault E
Montreal, QC H2M 2E2
Tel: 514-389-5061
Fax: 514-389-5840
Manon Heroux


Scuola Grafica Cartaria
Via Minzoni, 50
37138 Verona VW
Tel: 011-039-0458
Fax: 011-390-4580
Scott Porter

High School

3305 Poplar Springs Rd
Gainesville, GA 30507
Tel: 770-536-2394
Fax: 770-531-3046
Salzani Mirko

Kaunas University
of Technology

Dept. of Manufacturing Engineering
Studentu Str. 56 – 316
LT-51424 Kaunas
Tel: 011-370-685-96-684
Edmundas Kibirkstis

Knox Community
School Corporation

Graphic Arts Department
1 Redskin Trail
Knox, IN 46534-2238
Tel: 574-772-1670
Fax: 574-772-1681
Jeff Sullivan

Liberty College and
Career Academy

245 Dorsey Road
Hinesville, GA 31313
Tel: 912-223-2984
Chanelle Sheets

Manitoba Institute of
Trades & Technology

Graphic and Print Technician Program
7 Fultz Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Tel: 204-989-6500
Fax: 204-488-4152
Jan Hamilton

High School

600 McDowell High Dr
Marion, NC 28752-9131
Tel: 828-652-7920
Fax: 828-652-1101
Myra Morgan

Michigan Career and
Technical Institute

11611 Pine Lake Rd
Plainwell, MI 49080-9225
Tel: 269-664-4461
Fax: 269-664-5850
Adam Reynolds


Applied Engineering & Technology Mgmt.
Osburn Hall
PO Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Tel: 717-872-3316
Fax: 717-872-3318
Dr. Mark Snyder

High School

900 East 6th St
Newport, KY 41071
Tel: 859-292-3028
Tracy Collins

High School

2800 Hwy 441 N
Okeechobee, FL 34972-1847
Tel: 863-462-5025
Fax: 863-462-5037
Carey Pung

Oshkosh North
High School

1100 W. Smith Ave
Oshkosh WI 54904
Tel: 920-424-4020
Fax: 920-424-4054
Jerry Johnson


School of Design and Engineering
4201 Henry Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Tel: 215-951-2682
Hitoshi Ujiie

Pittsburg State

Graphic and Imaging Technologies
1701 S Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7576
Tel: 620-231-7000
Fax: 620-235-4413
Douglas Younger, Ed.D

Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s College of
Engineering and Technology

S. No. 44, Vidyanagari
Parvati Darshan
Pune 411009
Gainesville, GA 30507
Tel: 011-91-20-24228258
Fax: 011-91-20-24226858
Dr. Yogesh P. Nerkar


Southbank Campus
66 Ernest St
South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Tel: 617-3244-6491
Duncan Marsden

R.W. Johnson
High School

3305 Poplar Spring Rd
Gainesville, GA 30507
Tel: 770-536-2394
Fax: 770-531-3046
Scott Porter

Rochester Institute
of Technology

School of Media Sciences
69 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
Tel: 585-475-6268
Fax: 585-475-5336
Barbara Birkett


Graphic Communications Mgt.
350 Victoria St
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tel: 416-979-5050
Fax: 416-979-5090
Ian Baitz

Sandy Creek
High School

360 Jenkins Rd
Tyrone, GA 30290-1614
Tel: 770-969-2840
Fax: 770-969-2838
Jeff Dykes

High School

209 Polk St.
Slinger, WI 53086-9237
Tel: 262-644-5261
Fax: 262-644-0479
Joshua Budish

Southern Indiana
Career & Technical Center

Graphic Communications
1901 Lynch Road
Evansville, IN 47711
Tel: 812-435-8348
Fax: 812-435-8853
Jeanine Minor

Stewart W. Cramer
High School

101 Lakewood Road
Belmont, NC 28012
Tel: 704-866-5700
Fax: 704-825-8950
Andrew Bradley

Texas A&M

Dept of Eng Technology & Ind Distribution
466 Ross St.
College Station, TX 77843-3123
Tel: 979-845-4951
Fax: 979-862-2418
Jyhwen Wang

University of Houston
Sugar Land

14000 University Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Tel: 832-842-2900
Fax: 713-743-4032
Dr. Jerry Waite

University of
Wisconsin – Stout

Graphic Communications
161 Communication Tech Bldg
Menomonie, WI 54751-2526
Tel: 715-232-5617
Shaun Dudek

Vilnius Gediminas
Technical University

Department of Printing Machines
28 Dr. J. Basanavicius St.
LT-03224 Vilnius
Tel: 011-370-5274 ext. 47
Fax: 011-30-5274
Dr. Jonas Sidaravicius

High School

825 Endeavour Dr
Watertown, WI 53098-1727
Tel: 920-262-7500
Fax: 920-262-7545
Mark Phillips

Waukesha County
Technical College

800 Main St
Graphics Building
Pewaukee, WI 53072-4696
Tel: 262-695-3401
Fax: 262-695-3450
Mark Rzeznik

Welsh Centre for
Printing and Coating

Engineering East
Swansea University Bay Campus
Crymlyn Burrow
Swansea SA1 8EN
United Kingdom
Tel: 011-44-1792-295634
Tim Claypole

Western Michigan

Printing Pilot Plant
4601 Campus Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Tel: 269-387-1000
Fax: 269-276-3533
Lois Lemon, MA

High School

24787 Van Horn Rd
Brownstone, MI 48134-9593
Tel: 734-783-3333
Fax: 734-783-3342
Victor Green

Flexo in Education homepage CPCC
Photo courtesy of N. Pierce, CPCC
Flexo in Education homepage Ryerson
Photo courtesy of Ryerson GCM

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