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Add Plant Floor Employees Through Exciting Apprenticeship Opportunity

By Caitlin Salaverria

July 7, 2023

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has an exciting new opportunity for corporate partners to fill plant floor positions: registered apprenticeships. ICPF is working on a partnership with SkillsUSA Illinois to make its registered apprenticeship program available to interested partners. This program targets specific positions and allows high school students to participate in work-based learning experiences while in school.

This solution is designed so you can create your own unique talent pipeline. SkillsUSA Illinois handles all of the U.S. Department of Labor paperwork for you and helps recruit the candidates. You then get to participate in the selection process and bring on apprentices who want to work, can learn under some of your more senior employees to close the knowledge gap, and go on to become full-time employees at your company. Students 16 years or older can participate in the program, and this will work in a union environment.

The registered apprenticeship program is currently available only to those with facilities in Illinois. However, SkillsUSA Illinois is currently working on a grant that can include a national rollout for our industry. All they need is for us to show interest.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Have your human resources department contact me, ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria, at for more information and to set up an informational meeting with SkillsUSA Illinois today.

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