More than $140,000 in scholarships was awarded by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, in 2017. The goal is to support the development of a skilled workforce capable of moving the packaging and processing industry forward.
Each year through the PMMI Foundation, the organization provides scholarships to students studying packaging, food processing, engineering and mechatronics at PMMI Partner Schools in the U.S. and Canada.
“As an industry leader, PMMI knows the importance of developing a workforce to advancing the packaging and processing industry,” said Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “We are committed to the future of this industry and want to spread the message that the packaging and processing industry is a great place for students to start a career.”
The PMMI Foundation raises funds at industry-supported events like the PMMI Foundation golf tournament, PACK Gives Back, the Amazing Packaging Race and generous donations from individuals at PMMI member companies and the industry.
Investment in the next generation of packaging and processing professionals is critical to the success of PMMI’s mission. “We thank the industry for their continued support of the PMMI Foundation. By aiding students intending to join the packaging and processing workforce, PMMI demonstrates a strong commitment to bridge the skills gap created as industry veterans transition into retirement,” said Kate Fiorianti, education manager, PMMI. “We’re excited about these scholarships and new programs targeted at students in 2018.”
Visit pmmi.org for more information on scholarships.