APPMA 2012 annual scholarship submissions now open
06/03/2012 - The APPMA, in conjunction with the AIP, are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the fourth annual scholarship program. NJ Kelton
The APPMA is Australia’s national organisation, representing the packaging and processing machinery industry.
The APPMA are seeking a packaging engineer that is looking to further their education by offering them a scholarship to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology.
"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," Mark Dingley, Chairman of the APPMA said.
"It has been offered by the AIP continuously since 1980 and has an exemplary record of successful students."
"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," Dingley said.
There are two broad target groups for the scholarship:
- People currently employed in parts of the packaging industry who want to broaden their knowledge and understanding and take on greater levels of responsibility. Due to the diverse nature of the packaging and related industries, it is difficult to define this target group in terms of precise job functions.
- People who are currently employed in the industry, who may be following courses in associate subject areas such as packaging design, food science/technology, materials science/engineering and logistics will find that this programme broadens the scope of their studies. In designing the course, the principles of constructive alignment have been employed, i.e. the intended learning outcomes, which reflect the requirements of industry, clarify the course objectives.
Pierre Pienaar, FAIP, National President of the AIP, added that the Institute is grateful that associations like the APPMA recognise the importance of education and training and are contributing to the growth of the packaging industry as a whole in Australia.
"The APPMA annual scholarship program is now in its fourth year and the AIP encourages all packaging engineers to register for the 2012 scholarship," Pienaar said.
Submissions must be received by Close of Business on Friday the 11th of May with the 2012 winner being announced during the AIP National Conference which will be held on the 14th and 15th of June at Marriott Hotel, Surfers Paradise.
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