Packaging scholarship applications now open

The Australian Packaging Machinery Association has announced the launch of their Annual Scholarship program which will enable one lucky packaging engineer the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology.

The Australian Packaging Machinery Association – Australia’s national organisation, representing the packaging and processing machinery industry – believes that the scholarship program is not only an opportunity for a packaging engineer to further their education in the field of packaging, but also allows associations like theirs to contribute to the industry.

According to Australian Packaging Machinery Association chairman, Rob Lawrence, “the annual scholarship enables the awardee to enrol in the Australian Institute of Packaging Diploma in Packaging Technology; an internationally recognised and accredited course.”

AIP national president, Craig Wellman, added that the Institute is grateful that associations like the Australian Packaging Machinery Association recognise the importance of education and training and are contributing to the growth of the packaging industry as a whole in Australia.

“The Australian Packaging Machinery Association annual scholarship program is the first of its kind in Australia and the AIP encourages all packaging engineers to register for the scholarship program,” Wellman said.

The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a UK government accredited qualification and operated by the PIABC, in conjunction with the IoP, and has been offered by the AIP continuously since 1980.

The Diploma has been revised and updated and is offered on-line.

The qualification is broad, and provides an opportunity to study the principles of packaging, packaging materials and packaging processes.

The Diploma is a Degree-level qualification that prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain.

Entries are now available for the Australian Packaging Machinery Association 2009 Scholarship program.

Submissions must be received by COB on Friday the 8th of May with the inaugural winner being announced at the AIP National Technical Forums which will be held alongside AUSPACK 2009 on Wednesday the 17th and Thursday the 18th of June.

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