Janis McIntosh, a recent graduate of The Certificate of Packaging Science program, led her company to win the Joe Nucci Award for Product Innovation at the 2017 New York Produce Show and Conference.
Four Reasons to Continue Your Education with this New Program
The Packaging School and Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning have teamed up to create a first of its kind program, the Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management (CMPM). The CMPM offers business professionals the opportunity to sharpen leadership skills, learn advanced marketing techniques, develop methods for successful project execution, build solid ROI decision making processes, and devise a profitable business strategy… all within the realm of the packaging industry! Here are four reasons we believe you should consider applying:
The Evolving Packaging Industry - It’s important to keep your skills sharp! There are always new technologies being implemented in every aspect of the packaging industry, further creating a demand for lifelong learning. Continuing your packaging education will help you keep up to date with emerging industry innovations and trends.
Advance Your Career - A four year degree may not support you through your career journey. It’s easy to get rusty and forget information that was taught to you years ago. Or, perhaps, your degree is in a completely unrelated field, yet somehow you found your way into packaging. Formalizing your technical and business acumen will open new doors in your career and boost your confidence in the workplace.
Convenience - The Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management is 100% online. This allows you to learn on your own time, in the comfort of your home or office, at any time of the day… even on your tablet or mobile phone!
Networking - Creating valuable connections goes a long way. Continuing your education introduces you to packaging professionals and like minded learners. You never know who you may connect with and how they may be able to help you on your next project.
Still in the job search post-graduation? If you aren’t considering the packaging industry because you think it’s boring... think again! Wherever your skills and interests may lie, this industry has a place for you. From sales, to design, engineering, or the legal side of packaging, there are so many opportunities to find your niche in this growing industry.
The NEXTPack Scholarship Program will be a fast paced, highly interactive experience that engages high school students looking to enter the world’s third largest industry before they step foot on a college campus or in a company building. Utilizing the Packaging School’s online flagship offering, the Certificate of Packaging Science, select NEXT School Network students will embark on a twelve-course program that teaches the fundamental materials, processes, and influences, such as design and sustainability, that shape the packaging industry. To bring the lessons to life, site visits to local packaging, material handling, and manufacturing companies will be arranged. The NEXT School Foundation Packaging Scholar program will allow employers in the packaging industry to have a voice in the way their future CEOs, managers, and employees are cultivated.
The Packaging School recently published a Packaging Design with SolidWorks course. The development of this course came out of a need from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences (Beuth Hochschule für Technik). As a complement to traditional higher education, PackagingSchool.com enables Universities to bridge theory with packaging-specific applications. Beuth University had a need for packaging expertise and The Packaging School was able to supply that, from thousands of miles away.