UPM Raflatac Melbourne will join the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) education program as an industry mentor, enabling students undertaking the Certificate in Packaging (level 3) to gain exposure to the labelling industry.
Ralph Moyle MAIP, National President of the AIP said that the AIP really appreciates the contribution from UPM Raflatac in assisting their Diploma in Packaging Technology and Certificate in Packaging students.
According to Mr Moyle, many of the program’s students have a good knowledge of one, or maybe two areas of packaging; with UPM Raflatac’s involvement in the program, the students will get exposure to the area of self-adhesive labels.
The AIP continues to seek mentors from across the packaging industry to also assist with the program.
AIP serves as an independent professional body of packaging specialists, promoting professional standards of competency through education and training. The level 3 certificate is designed to meet the training needs of a wide variety of people involved in packaging from entry level students who want the best possible preparation for a career in the industry, to design, production, management, sales and marketing or purchasing personnel who want to deepen their understanding in this field.
Carol Lawrence MAIP, Environment and Sustainability Specialist, UPM Raflatac commented that the company was delighted to volunteer their services as an industry mentor, adding that students visiting the Melbourne factory will be able to see how self-adhesive labelstock is manufactured, and also get the chance to visit converters and see labels being printed and die cut ready for application onto packaging.
UPM Raflatac will also assist with two elective subjects to complete the Certificate in Packaging course: the use of printing and decoration for packaging, and the use of labelling and coding for packaging materials.