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PGAMA Industry Programs Turn Students Into Valued Employees...

From hosting professional development for secondary instructors, to showcasing student skills, to providing academic scholarships; the Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) is taking an active role in developing a future workforce for the Printing Industry. Recent efforts included a 3-day professional development conference for PrintED instructors; the training and support of a local student participating in the national SkillsUSA Graphic Communications competition; and the award of partial college scholarships by PGAMA’s Education Fund.

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THE BEST OF PRINT MEDIA RECOGNIZED AT INDUSTRY AWARDS SHOW

Columbia, MD, March 24, 2011—Local companies representing more than 40 areas of print production were awarded for their superior work in the 7th annual Excellence in Print awards competition earlier this week. The annual contest is sponsored by the Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) to recognize outstanding achievement in all aspects of printing and graphic communications. 

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CALVERT COUNTY STUDENT TO REPRESENT MARYLAND IN NATIONAL PRINTING COMPETITION

COLUMBIA, MD¾ The Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Maryland State SkillsUSA Graphic Communication competition. Jennifer Jones, from Calvert Career & Technology Academy in Calvert County took first place and earned an Apple iPad 2 for her efforts at the event, which was held March 26th at PGAMA member company Printing Specialist Corporation in Glen Burnie, MD. Jennifer will represent Maryland at the national graphic communications competition, to be held the week of June 19 in Kansas City.


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LOCAL BUSINESSMAN INDUCTED INTO INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

COLUMBIA, MD¾ The Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) is pleased to announce that James Mayes, Jr, President of Colorcraft of Virginia, is the 2011 inductee into the PGAMA Printing Industry Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was part of the PGAMA Excellence in Print Awards Gala, held March 22, 2011 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, MD.