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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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The conference program at the upcoming MinnPack and MD&M Minneapolis events helps packaging professionals stay on top of trends and critical issues in packaging and medtech. Some of the educational presentations are free to anyone attending...

How to identify emerging packaging trends

In this 1:20 minute video, learn a quick tip on how you can stay ahead of packaging trends, which is especially critical if you’re the one in charge of the direction of your company’s packaging department.


Hands-on experiences can be educational—and fun, too! That’s the aim of the new Snack Shack interactive exhibit at the upcoming EastPack 2019 event (June 11-13; New York City).

Brought to you by Packaging Digest, the Snack Shack...


Long-time packaging editor James (Jim) Butschli (left) died at home in Kenosha, WI, early Tues., May 21, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

I was fortunate to work with Jim for about a dozen years when our paths first crossed at ...


When EastPack lands in New York City June 11-13, the powerhouse packaging event will showcase emerging packaging equipment, smart technology, automation systems and other up-to-the-minute solutions.

Taking place at the Jacob K. Javits...


The 2019 PackEx exposition—scheduled for June 4-6 at the Toronto Congress Centre—showcases the latest packaging technologies. Visitors will get a chance to peruse “smart” machines, emerging materials, packaging automation solutions, digital...


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IoPP is dedicated to the proposition that packaging is a positive, environmentally responsible and economically efficient force, operating in a modern economic society for the benefit and improved well-being of its people.

IoPP is committed...


IoPP is dedicated to the proposition that packaging is a positive, environmentally responsible and economically efficient force, operating in a modern economic society for the benefit and improved well-being of its people.

IoPP is...


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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019

At MD&M Minneapolis 2019, discover the latest developments in medical devices and see the technologies driving tomorrow's life-saving innovations.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019

MinnPack 2019 brings the latest packaging equipment, automation and design ideas to the Midwest.