High School Program Prototype to Recruit Packaging Students

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) high school packaging introduction program was developed by Christian Brothers University, through a grant provided by ICPF, for use by university packaging faculty at local high schools to assist in recruiting high school graduates to university packaging programs. ICPF corporate partners also use the program in working with high schools to assist in the recruitment of those students seeking work upon high school graduation. The program is versatile and flexible for use in a single day, during evenings or in a comprehensive week program.

High School Program History
In 2007, The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) awarded a grant to Christian Brothers University packaging engineering (Memphis, TN) to develop and conduct a national corrugated packaging program prototype for early instruction and recruitment of local high school students to college and university packaging schools. The grant enabled the development of two separate summer programs, each a week long, that were successfully conducted in 2007.  The grant also allowed for the development of a 3-4 hour after school or weekend workshop.  This prototype was successfully conducted twice, once in the fall of 2007 and another in the winter of 2008, before its release nationally.  The summer programs and workshops that were made available to Tennessee high school students, educated and generated over a hundred potential high school recruits for the Christian Brothers University (CBU) packaging engineering program. The program is being utilized by numerous colleges and universities across the country.