Saturday November 28th, 2015 8:08AM

Zebra Technologies Partners in Education with Johnson High

By Staff
OAKWOOD - Zebra Technologies Corporation has entered a partnership with Johnson High School as part of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education program. <br /> <br /> Zebra Technologies was directly involved with introducing Johnson's Comco Cadet in-line flexo press graphic program with the Phoenix Challenge Foundation. The seven inch, four-color Comco press was installed in late November and is an excellent example of how graphics education can be a pivotal career path for today's students. <br /> <br /> "Zebra Technologies is proud to partner with Johnson High School to start the first Flexographic Printing Program at the high school level in Georgia," said Pao Sengkhammee, Zebra Plant Manager. "I am pleased and excited that the Phoenix Challenge Foundation and Johnson High administration had the courage and vision to allow this program to become a reality. It is our hope and goal that this program will give students an option and opportunity to get into the Flexo printing industry, which is a $250 plus billion industry."<br /> <br /> "The fundamental printing knowledge gained, coupled with the hands on training that the students will receive through this program will make them an attractive hire candidate for employers such as Zebra. Programs like this one will add to the local skilled labor workforce which is an essential precursor to attracting investments into the area from industry," said Sengkhammee.<br /> <br /> Locating to Oakwood in 2008, Zebra Technologies has 38 employees and is a global leader for innovation and reliability with an extensive portfolio of bar code, receipt, card, kiosk and RFID printers and supplies. In the past year, Zebra invested more than $1.5 million in facility expansions and new equipment while also adding new jobs. <br /> <br /> With one of only 65 programs in the state, Johnson High School boasts a high level of participation in graphic and printing skills competitions like the Phoenix Challenge Foundation High School Competition, SkillsUSA and various other printing and skills events which also develop leadership skills. In addition, Johnson High School offers a Youth Apprentice Program as well as national accreditation programs. Johnson High Graphic Students rank as one of the highest in Georgia in becoming nationally certified in graphic arts. <br /> <br /> Founded in 1998, the Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization of industry professionals dedicated to the recruitment and development of the future workforce for flexography. Since its inception, more than 725 students have successfully participated in Phoenix Challenge Foundation programs and events and many have gone on to successful careers in flexo and package printing.<br /> <br />
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