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Your People Are Using AICC’s Education Programming – Make It Last!

By Caitlin Salaverria

March 20, 2023


Are you a Foundation for Packaging Education donor yet? If not, please join the foundation’s current donors, who have collectively pledged more than $2.7 million to the foundation’s cause.

It only makes sense that you do. That’s because the foundation’s cause is one of your causes: to ensure your employees—those already employed in box plants or in a box plant supplier’s business—have access to industry-related education programming. AICC offers more than 100 courses, ranging from Corrugated Basics to safety courses to How to Use a Ruler to leadership training.

These courses can help train your teams. They can serve as onboarding courses for your new hires. They can serve to broaden a team member’s understanding of the business or to grow them into other disciplines in the box plant.

AICC develops a minimum of 10 new courses for its Packaging University platform annually. AICC translates at least five courses a year into Spanish, which can be the primary language spoken on a box plant floor.

The foundation’s financial strength makes the growth of AICC education programming sustainable so there is always something new for your team members to consume at Packaging University. AICC has educated nearly 13,000 people working in the industry since 2017.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, utilization of AICC’s Packaging University rose to new levels as team members idled at the onset of the pandemic continued to grow by educating themselves when they could not work on the shop floor. As production levels in 2023 may drop from the pandemic highs, educating your team should be an integral part of your business plan.

Education is an irreplaceable component of hiring and retaining people. To learn more about the Foundation for Packaging Education and to join its growing list of donors, please visit