The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), have announced that submissions for the third annual scholarship program are due on Friday February 18th.
The third annual scholarship program will enable a packaging engineer the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology.
The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association is Australia’s national organisation, representing the packaging and processing machinery industry. The association is seeking a packaging engineer that is looking to further their education by offering them a scholarship to enrol in the Australian Institute of Packaging's Diploma in Packaging Technology.
The Diploma in Packaging Technology is an internationally recognised qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry, or for those who are already in the industry and who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise.
The qualification is broad, and provides an opportunity to study the principles of packaging, packaging materials and packaging processes. It is a degree-level qualification that prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain.
Pierre Pienaar, FAIP, National President of the AIP, says the Institute is grateful that associations like the Australian Packaging and Processing 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 APPMA annual scholarship program is now in its third year and the AIP encourages all packaging engineers to register for the 2011 scholarship,” says Pienaar.
Entries for the scholarship are now open and submissions must be received by close of business on Friday February 18th.
The 2011 winner being announced at AUSPACK PLUS 2011, which will be held on March 22nd to 25th at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, Victoria.