If you follow packaging industry news, you are well aware of a number of ongoing and new initiatives that the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) conducts throughout the year. These initiatives would not be possible without the contributions and time provided by individual companies. And, there are many ways to get involved and help support ICPF's mission.
As previously reported, an exciting new partnership has been launched with SkillsUSA to test the potential for corrugated packaging plants, working with local SkillsUSA chapters, to prepare area high school students for plant floor operations and maintenance. Over the past year, ICPF has been working in conjunction with FBA and AICC to explore the potential for a SkillsUSA prototype that may possibly be duplicated around the country.
This month, Appalachian State packaging design students will arrive on campus to discover new design software in their university's packaging lab. Over the summer, Arden Software donated 22 seats and faculty training to the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) for use in Appalachian State's packaging design lab in North Carolina.
Several weeks ago, over 70 students and faculty from Clemson, Michigan State, RIT, Rutgers, Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Stout participated in the 2017 Student Packaging Jamboree that was hosted by the RIT packaging school in Rochester, New York.
Sign up early for ICPF's Holiday Weekend in New York (Friday-Sunday, December 8 - 10, 2017) to ensure space is available. Bring your spouse or guest for holiday shopping, touring, dining, Broadway plays, and enjoying New York's holiday season. All while supporting ICPF’s educational mission.
On February 24, the evening before ICPF's 2017 Teleconference, 20 select students from Bowling Green State University, Clemson University, Michigan State University and Virginia Tech joined visiting executives from Green Bay Packaging, KapStone, Pratt Industries, Mid-Atlantic Packaging, Welch Packaging and WestRock for ICPF's student dialogue on corrugated packaging careers.
The grand finale of ICPF's 2017 Teleconference's this past month included ICPF's 2017 Student Design Presentation Competition.
On February 23, ICPF conducted its 2017 Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging and Displays and the Career Opportunities.