Corrugated packaging & displays is a $30.5 billion a year industry that is vital to U.S. distribution systems. It is the most frequently used shipping material because it is cost-effective, lightweight, functional, innovative, versatile and sustainable.
Employment opportunities for new graduates across the U.S. Over 1,166 corrugated manufacturing and design facilities promote innovation and provide new careers in almost 1,000 U.S. cities and towns.
Corrugated packaging & displays is a green industry. It, and its allied industries, plant twice as many trees as are harvested, contributing to preserving wildlife habitats, sequestering carbon dioxide and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
Corrugated packaging & displays is a "sustainable" industry. Corrugated is the most recovered form of packaging with 93% of all containers produced being reclaimed for recycling.
Through ICPF, the corrugated industry seeks student interns and new graduates with majors in packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, business, engineering, supply chain management, environmental science and related fields.
ICPF Annual Teleconference to Introduce Corrugated Careers to 450 - 500 Students
On February 23, ICPF will conduct its annual Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging and Displays and its Career Opportunities.
SKILLSUSA “PLANT FLOOR” PILOT FOR HS STUDENTS LAUNCHED
This January, February and March, several pilot programs are being initiated at high schools throughout the Chicago area to determine if a local model to prepare students for careers in plant operations and maintenance can be created through a partnership with SkillsUSA.
With a grant provided by Clemson University, the Clemson Packaging program continued a systematic expansion of its packaging lab this past summer that included both the update and expansion of the lab's corrugated testing equipment.
Effectively Recruit Entry Level Candidates Through ICPF
Now is a great time to recruit students who are approaching spring and summer graduation. For those ICPF corporate partners (and firms considering corporate partner pledges) that have entry level openings or wish to offer a student internship, one of the most proven tools for recruiting is ICPF's Career Portal.
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) reports that longtime ICPF supporter, WestRock has donated an additional $50,000 to support the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation's operations.