The Australian Packaging Machinery Association, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Packaging, are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the second annual scholarship program which will enable a packaging engineer the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology. The 2009 winner was Rebecca Du AAIP, who is a packaging engineer at Amcor Fibre Packaging. Rebecca commenced her Diploma in Packaging Technology Degree in late 2009.
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. The Diploma in Packaging Technology has been offered by the AIP continuously since 1980 and is now 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.
According to Mr Rob Lawrence, Chairman of the Australian Packaging Machinery Association “The annual scholarship enables the awardee to enrol in the Australian Institute of Packaging Diploma in Packaging Technology; an internationally recognised and accredited course,” Craig Wellman MAIP, National President of the AIP 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 now in its second year and the AIP encourages all packaging engineers to register for the 2010 scholarship,” Mr Wellman said.
Entries are now available for the Australian Packaging Machinery Association 2010 Scholarship program and can be accessed by visiting Australian Packaging Machinery Association .