IoPP Online Packaging Course Is Aiding TricorBraun


NAPERVILLE, IL | The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) reports that packaging provider TricorBraun has licensed IoPP’s online “Fundamentals of Packaging Technology” course.

TricorBraun becomes the latest organization to license the course, joining companies including Kraft Foods, General Mills, Clorox, Ecolab, SGS International, Berlin Packaging, and most recently, packaging students in Kenya, through a special training arrangement sponsored by IPACK-IMA and the Staples Foundation.

“Leading companies are beginning to understand the value of online packaging training, and how it can help keep their packaging teams cutting-edge, in a big way,” says Jim George, IoPP director of education.”

IoPP is providing TricorBraun with a secure, co-branded online portal that contains the company’s customized course catalog. The individual courses TricorBraun has placed in its catalog are available through its portal to preapproved employees at TricorBraun. Upon gaining access, these employees complete the packaging training on their computer screen. The courses are accessible whenever and from wherever they wish.

“TricorBraun is committed to providing comprehensive training for our employees that advances their careers and enhances our customers’ experience,” says TricorBraun president and CEO, Keith Strope. “We are pleased to offer all our employees the opportunity to increase their packaging knowledge base, because the more we know about the components and processes related to packaging materials we provide, the more efficiently and accurately we can assist our customers.”

The online course comprises 42 prerecorded, self-directed lessons and 27 hours of learning covering all the major areas of packaging. Courses may be purchased individually or in topic bundles, and also in bulk through a corporate license.

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