The World Packaging Organisation WPO is committed to educate those that have not had the privilege of educational opportunities on packaging technology.
Education is critical to achieve the WPO’s mission of “Better quality of life through better packaging for more people” and with leadership from the Education Committee this strand of our work is promoted and organized.
Through the Committee, packaging courses are organized and financially supported in those parts of the world where there is a lack of provision and a desperate need for greater expertise to help address problems of economic and social development. The Committee is also compiling a register of WPO’s recognized courses so that those who are looking for “fit-for-purpose” education and training provision in different countries have a source to which they can turn. Packaging education has never been more critical to help ensure that the world’s resources are used as effectively and economically as possible and through its work the area, the WPO will make a significant contribution to improving knowledge and expertise.
Education Committee Members are
WPO President: Prof. Pierre Pienaar
WPO General Secretary: Johannes Bergmair,
ASD Turkey: Aslihan Arikan, Chair Education Committee, VP Education WPO, 1st Vice President APF
AIP Australia: Nerida Kelton
IOM3 United Kingdom: Ian Bowbrick
IOPN Nigeria: Ahmad Alex Omah
IOPP Kenya: Joseph Nyongesa
IOPP USA: Jane Chase
IPF Indonesia: Ariana Susanti
IPSA South Africa: Kishan Singh, WPO Ambassador
IRIP Iran: Afshin Fakhr
NVC The Netherlands: Oscar Faber
PCS Singapore: Betty Tan
RPI Saudi Arabia: Ahmad Albakri
WPO Ambassador: Chakravarthi AVPS
WPO’s Packaging Technology Training Courses
The Packaging Education has never been more critical to help ensure that the world’s resources are used as effectively and economically as possible and through its work the area, the WPO will make a significant contribution to improving knowledge and expertise.
WPO is offering 3-4-5 days long Packaging Technology Training Program amongst the member organizations and cooperating institutions. The purpose of those training courses at the beginning is to increase and develop professional knowledge and competency of Packaging Industry employees, other colleagues in related industries and university students. Therefore, WPO established the 3-4-5 days long “Packaging Technology Programs”, expecting to plan technical trainings in order to meet the requirements of many member organizations around the world, mostly in the developing countries.
Those courses are:
Lecture type classroom learning,
Started in September 2013,
220 students trained in 2018,
Total 1770 students trained since 2013
Around 300 students / year
Tailored to suit each country (3-4-5 days),
Having formal curriculum with set evaluated project.
Member countries where those training programs have been organized are China, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Turkey since 2013.
Students around the World
With this perspective “Approved Programs by WPO for the year 2019” are:
Iran - Packaging Design and Technology Training,
Indonesia - Packaging Technology Training,
Jordan - Packaging Technology Training,
Cuba / Brasil - Packaging Technology & 6 Sigma Training,
Kenya - Packaging Technology Training,
Lebanon - Packaging Technology Training.
In order to support those training programs, 15 pieces of the original “Handbook of Packaging Technology” books published by IPSA, WPO member, have been also delivered to the local packaging institution.
Other education initiatives will be planned with the members of WPO in Asia, Middle East, North & Sub-Saharan Africa, Central & South America and Eastern Europe.