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PMMI sends 245 students to PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PMMI is introducing the packaging industry to 245 packaging students from 14 packaging schools via travel grants to PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Oct. 5-7; Las Vegas, Nev.). Through its Education & Training Foundation, the Institute is providing $27,600 in funding to support students' travel costs related to attending PACK EXPO Las Vegas. The Foundation has a close relationship with PMMI U, PMMI's industry resource for continuing education.

“PACK EXPO Las Vegas is the single largest packaging event in the world in 2009 and it's a terrific opportunity for students to see firsthand all of the players involved with creating a package and delivering it to the market,” notes Charles D. Yuska, PMMI president & CEO. “This effort plays a significant role in ensuring that the industry has a solid, well educated workforce and compliments the more than $100,000 PMMI provides in financial assistance throughout the year.”

This year, a total of 245 students from the following packaging schools are registered to participate in PACK EXPO Las Vegas:

California Polytechnic State University
San Jose State University
Michigan State University
Rutgers University
Dixie State College
University of Florida at Gainesville
Rochester Institute of Technology
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Dunwoody College of Technology
University of Cincinnati
University of Wisconsin at Stout
Purdue University at Calumet
Mohawk College
Clemson University
In addition, PMMI is providing complimentary booth space to 14 packaging schools in order for them to promote their undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs:

Virginia Tech
Missouri University of Science and Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Reading Area Community College
California Polytechnic State University
San Jose State University Michigan State University
Rutgers University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Dunwoody College of Technology
University of Cincinnati
University of Wisconsin at Stout
Purdue University at Calumet Clemson University

“PMMI is proud of its commitment to packaging education and for its many years of funding of these types of programs that are all made possible through the generous support of PMMI member companies and the industry at large,” said Yuska. “We look forward to introducing the students to the show, and to their continued interest in growing the packaging industry in the years to come.”

PACK EXPO Las Vegas will be held October 5-7, 2009, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will be co-located with Converting & Package Printing EXPO and PROCESS EXPO. PMMI also produces EXPO PACK México, the premier packaging show in Latin America. The next edition of EXPO PACK México will be held June 22-25, 2010, at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. PACK EXPO International 2010 will be held Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2010, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit www.packexpo.com for more information.

Source: PMMI

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