High School Program History
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. This prototype was successfully conducted twice, once in the fall of 2007 and another in the winter of 2008, before its release nationally. 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. The program is being utilized by numerous colleges and universities across the country.