Entries open for APPMA scholarship

Entries are now open for the fifth annual scholarship program organised by the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association, together with the Australian Institute of Packaging.

The scholarship will offer a packaging engineer the opportunity to complete a diploma in Packaging Technology.

Mark Dingley, chairman of the APPMA, said "The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a Level 5 qualification which is internationally recognised for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry or for those who are already in the industry and who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise.

"The Diploma prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain. The qualification is comprehensive, and provides an opportunity to study the principles of packaging, packaging materials and packaging processes."

There are two target groups for the scholarship:

1. People currently employed in parts of the packaging industry who want to broaden their knowledge and take on greater levels of responsibility.

2. People who already have an undergraduate degree who want to continue their studies focusing on packaging technology

Application forms are now available for the APPMA 2013 Scholarship program and can be accessed by emailing appma@appma.com.au or info@aipack.com.au or visiting either www.appma.com.au or www.aipack.com.au

Submissions close on 22 March with the 2013 winner announced during the APPMA Awards of Excellence, held on 8 May during AUSPACK PLUS 2013 at the Sydney Showground.