Packaging Education and Training

In today's competitive landscape, it is more important than ever to stay on top of the latest technologies and innovation as they continue to evolve at light speed. Certain organizations such as The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) are committed to developing networking and educational opportunities that help packaging professionals be successful within their organizations.

 

Having the rights tools at your disposal is key to furthering one's career path. Some examples of networking and educational opportunities include attending trade shows, webinars, enrolling in online courses as well as signing up for in-person training.

 

Becoming a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) will also likely increase your chances of earning between 7% and 10% more than non-certified professionals, according to the most recent IoPP salary survey. To achieve the CPP status one must demonstrate substantial industry knowledge and experience, which is measured through a flexible applicant testing process.

 

Those who are planning towards a future in the packaging community may look to enrolling in a prestigious program offered at several universities across the country where they can gain access to the highest level of packaging education and insight into ground-breaking research. Currently the nation's largest packaging program resides at Michigan State University (MSU) which was established in 1952 as the first program of its kind. The School of Packaging (SoP) stands as the nation's largest and most comprehensive packaging program, and has conferred more than 7,000 degrees.

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Cal Poly senior Katie Exum is used to defying expectations. The 6-foot-1 Torrance, Calif.-native came to Cal Poly in 2012, where she quickly emerged as a standout in the Industrial Technology and Packaging Area.


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Now more than ever, packaging engineers are playing critical roles throughout the supply chain. As the industry continues to evolve, it is less of an added-value and more of an expectation for packaging development engineers to hold integrated...


Big thinking at Cal Poly: The bold new all-encompassing Center for Packaging Value Chain initiative helps define the college’s packaging program going forward.

 

The Center for Packaging Value Chain could be viewed as...


Could your packaging knowledge earn you some cool cash? Come find out at the Battle of the Brains: Packaging Edition next week at the WestPack 2017 show (Feb. 7-9; Anaheim, CA).

The Jeopardy-style trivia game will match three contestants...


Cal Poly senior Katie Exum is used to defying expectations. The 6-foot-1 Torrance, Calif.-native came to Cal Poly in 2012, where she quickly emerged as a standout in the Industrial Technology and Packaging Area. Just as she prepares to graduate...


How good are you at packaging trivia? Care to pit your skills against your peers? This interactive “Jeopardy!”-style trivia game is a fun way to test your fundamental packaging knowledge, perhaps learn something new and win fabulous prizes.

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Veteran packaging journalists file updates direct from the show floor, sharing hot news on emerging packaging technologies, exclusive interviews, new product debuts, video clips and more. Get the latest report here.

 

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Rebecca Kisch, who started a job with a commercial printing operation in June, updates her career path since being identified by Cal Poly as a Rising Star in Packaging in 2014.

 

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Three internships and participation in the Mission: Packaging program is giving Anna Lorette the experience to successfully launch her career as a packaging professional when she graduates in the spring of 2017.

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Damen Soriente, Millennial, Rutgers packaging engineering Rising Star and 2015 graduate, talks about what his career looks like working in packaging for Coty’s Sally Hansen brand.

 

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Our third Rising Star of Packaging from the 2016 Rutgers School of Engineering in New Brunswick, NJ, graduating class is Erica Wysocki. Wysocki graduated May 15 with an Applied Sciences in Engineering with a concentration in Packaging Degree. You...


Ann Cierpial, a senior in the Rutgers School of Engineering in New Brunswick, NJ, studying packaging engineering, was selected by the university as a Rising Star in Packaging. She joins Rising Star classmates and friends Janina Pirela, who was...


Rutgers University selects a trio of Rising Stars of Packaging who graduate this month, including Janina Pirela. Pirela, who is also president of Rutgers’ Packaging Engineering Club, shares her story.

 

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Being successful in the hyperactive world of consumer packaged goods requires insight into what consumers need from product packaging. Figuring that out is a goal of Michigan State University School of Packaging engineer Eric Lausch. He expects...


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