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The corrugated packaging industry has a high placement rate, competitive compensation, and tremendous advancement potential. With more than 100,000 workers operating out of over 1,100 manufacturing plants, the industry is always looking for new talent. That’s why ICPF has created resources to increase student exposure to the corrugated packaging industry. Educators can use this information to educate students on the impact a #CareerInCorrugated can have on their lives.

ICPF has been updating and revising our Corrugated Industry Curricula to better fit the needs of you and your students. Now available, the new curricula can be incorporated into your lessons and courses. Please use any and/or all the information as an opportunity to educate students on the corrugated packaging industry and the many benefits and opportunities that exist from choosing a #CareerInCorrugated.

The course material provides a comprehensive overview of the corrugated packaging industry with details on production, design, performance specifications, testing processes, and corrugated’s role as a high tech, high performance, renewable, recyclable and sustainable packaging choice.

We encourage our University Partners to use the ICPF Corrugated Curricula Master File to access 101 and 102 Corrugated Basics Videos with Quizzes and Answer Keys (This modified and updated content was originally created by AICC – The Independent Packaging Association. New videos are in the works and will be available in 2024), and additional resources including an industry fact sheet, worker testimonial videos, glossary of packaging terms, machine primer resource showcasing equipment used in today’s packaging industry, carton style resources and more. Please note – this curricula is Copyrighted © by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation. No portion may be reproduced in any form without permission.

ICPF partnered with Rachel Kenyon, Fibre Box Association Senior Vice President, to host a live webinar opportunity for packaging students and instructors to discuss the ways in which the corrugated packaging industry continues to prioritize sustainability through science-based goals and innovation. Rachel shared results from the industry’s newly released life cycle assessment (LCA) and outlined the benefits of working for an industry committed to making positive change for our world. If you were unable to attend, or would like to share this learning opportunity with your students, please access the recording below. The 30-minute presentation is followed by a live Q&A session with Rachel Kenyon and our participants.

The below video, created by the Fibre Box Association (FBA), is a great resource to share with students. “Now Hiring: The Corrugated Packaging Industry” features corrugated industry employees talking about their jobs – what they like about them, how they got into the industry, and why the corrugated packaging industry is a good fit for anyone looking for a job that offers stability, growth opportunities, and a voice in the making of an everyday essential product. As a first-hand account from current employees, the video provides shared insights into what makes a job worth pursuing in the corrugated packaging industry.