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Online Learning Increases More Than 300%

By AICC Staff

August 7, 2017

width=217In 2013, AICC launched its online learning initiative, and it has been building its online learning curriculum ever since. AICC began a partnership with The Packaging School, a global learning platform for packaging professionals, in June 2016 to expand the quality and quantity of online learning opportunities. As of April 1, all AICC online courses are included with membership. Twenty courses are currently available, and a dozen more are in the pipeline. General and Associate members from across the globe have ordered more than 400 online courses. The courses ordered most often are Safety Basics, Corrugated Basics, 18 Ways to Sell on Value Instead of Price, and Corrugated Containers. The newest course, Understanding Board Combinations, is quickly gaining popularity. width=528 Participation in April and May alone showed a 327 percent increase over the entire first quarter of 2017. The growth of online learning has surpassed expectations, and Steve Young, AICC president, says, “This is a great testament to the need for relevant, industry-specific education for the employees of AICC member companies.” Greg Tucker, Chair, Bay Cities, Pico Rivera, Calif., says, “As a member of AICC, we take advantage of the courses AICC offers. The Packaging School gives us the benefit of documentation and record-keeping regarding employee training—a must for a growing company.” width=529 AICC will continue to grow the quality and quantity of available online courses, and 12 new courses are in the pipeline for the coming year. AICC will be seeking the support of its members to provide input and materials to create the best learning experience possible for members.