In April, more career technical high schools signed on to participate in our certification programs. We now have schools in several states using our certification programs for their students. Also in April, ASPA was awarded a long term contract to provide our certification program to inmates at a state correctional facility in the northeast.
Participation in our certification programs for CTE's and correctional institutions are helpful for screen printing and graphic arts students to help gain employment upon graduation. Our certification programs provide a sense of accomplishment and can bolster a student's self esteem to help prepare them for the working world.
We also want to mention that by the end of April 2012, we have had over 5500 individuals take our Certified Screen Printer and Certified Graphic Artist exams! ASPA certification provides recognition to screen printers and graphic artists demonstrating their knowledge of the screen printing craft and sets a competency standard for those engaged in or planning to work in the field of screen printing.
New ASPA Business members:
KDF Screen Printing
Powell Printing & Design
Cavanaugh Marketing Network
Excalibur Marketing LTDA
Inkwell Customs Inc.
Decked Out Designs Custom Apparel
New ASPA Associate members:
Highland Screen Printing and Graphics - Fort Mill, SC
BBBDandP - Erith, England
Southern Iowa Screen Printing – Osceola, IA
Iron Dragon – Manila, Philippines
On Point Design – Lebanon, MO
Marvin T-Shirts – Virginia Beach, VA
DoubleG Prints - Tacloban, Phillipines
Az Etch Works - Camp Point, IL
Paul Antonios Creative Printing - Beirut, Leb.
New ASPA Individual members:
Noel Quashie - St. Albans, NY
Corey Clark – Independence, KY
Charles E. Cottle – McKeesport, PA
Steven Rangel – Harlingen, TX
Udee Step - Malang, Indonesia
Alyssa Ibarra – Chula Vista, CA
Arnel Lesigues - Tacloban, Philippines
George Arquitola - Urdeneta City, Philippines
Roland Washington – Monrovia, Liberia
Kenneth Taylor – Hartford, CT
Denny Kim, Dededo, Guam
Sharmila Karamchandani – Centreville, VA
New ASPA Certified Screen Printers of April 2012:
Raymond Paul Aubin Jr.
New ASPA Certified Graphic Artists of April 2012: