SkillsUSA, Assessments and "Skeletons"

Offsite Print[ED] Assessments

Last year, SkillsUSA transitioned to a new Learning Management System (LMS)—My Career Essentials ( The portal is used by schools to purchase and administer Print[ED] assessments. Students will use it to take Print[ED] assessments. The Career Essentials assessments are proctored tests that require a proctor login to unlock assessments on a student’s testing device.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and requests to take Print[ED] assessments offsite, SkillsUSA is offering to provide a generic proctor login for your school, which can be shared with parents and students for use outside of the classroom for testing. If you are interested in a generic proctor account, please contact a Career Essentials Coach by email at or by phone at (844) 875-4557.

Print[ED] Shared Google Drive Update

A quick update on the Print[ED] shared Google drive. We want to thank everyone who reached out to join the drive, the enthusiasm is great to see! Unfortunately we’ve encountered a recurring problem with certain types of emails that Google does not want to allow to the drive. If you’ve been added to the drive then you’re good to go, no further action is needed. If you received a reply back from us, we have a couple of options for you. First, if you have an existing Gmail account you can use that specifically for logging into the drive. Second, we can create a Print[ED] specific Gmail account for you to use to access the drive. In either case, you will receive an email replay back with further instructions on both.

Please send us an email if you are interested in joining the shared drive!

Instructions for downloading these skeletons can be found here.

Free Sheetfed Offset Training Simulator (SHOTS)

With many schools closed for the rest of this year, you may be developing an online curriculum and looking for devices to keep your students engaged. I’m writing to notify you that Sinapse Print Simulators, in response to this difficult time, is offering its offset print simulation software at no charge on a public Cloud with remote basis for all students until June 30, 2020.

Students can register individually, at no cost, to train using the Print Simulation Software of a Sheetfed Offset press (SheetSim-SHOTS). Registration form and instructions can be found online at

So that instructors may be advised of their students’ learning progress, schools may register for this offer by email at

If you have any questions, please contact Thierry Mack at Sinapse Print Simulators by email at