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 National Prototype for Early Corrugated Packaging Instruction and to Assist in the Recruitment of High School Grads to College and University Packaging Programs- 
International Corrugated Packaging Foundation & Christian Brothers University 

 

In 2007, The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) awarded a grant to Christian Brothers University packaging engineering (Memphis, TN) to develop and conduct a national corrugated packaging program prototype for early instruction and recruitment of local high school students to college and university packaging schools.  The grant enabled the development of two separate summer programs, each a week long, that were successfully conducted in 2007.  The grant also allowed for the development of a 3-4 hour after school or weekend workshop that was successfully conducted twice, once in the fall of 2007 and another in the winter of 2008.  The summer programs and workshops, that were made available to Tennessee high school students, educated and generated over a hundred potential high school recruits for the Christian Brothers University (CBU) packaging engineering program.

 

Michael D'Angelo, ICPF Chairman and Vice President of Bobst Group Corrugated, is leading ICPF's promotion of the high school curricula for use by colleges and universities nationwide. "The development of these high school corrugated packaging curricula through Christian Brothers University is another ICPF success that would not be possible without ICPF's current industry partners and should spur potential donors to join us.  Reach out to high school students with curricula formatted for their level has been successful in Tennessee and can serve as a model elsewhere.  The Programs will serve as great educational and recruitment tools for additional corrugated packaging schools at colleges throughout the country."