Berlin Packaging extends license of IoPP’s Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course to fifth year

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The Institute of Packaging Professionals and Berlin Packaging announce that Berlin Packaging has extended its license of IoPP’s Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course for a fifth consecutive year in 2018. IoPP is providing Berlin Packaging with a secure, co-branded online portal that contains the company’s customized course catalog.

The individual courses Berlin has selected are available through its portal to preapproved employees at both Berlin Packaging and Berlin’s customer companies. Upon gaining access, these employees complete the packaging training on their computer screen. The courses in Berlin’s customized “packaging university” are accessible whenever and from wherever they wish.

Jeremy Lagomarsino, Executive Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at Berlin Packaging, says the Fundamentals online course has been an important component of the company’s ongoing effort to ensure its employees are fully trained to provide real-life packaging solutions and demonstrate value quickly for Berlin’s customers.

“At Berlin Packaging, we have a commitment to train our employees and give them a chance to grow. IoPP’s elearning platform has helped us excel at this commitment with great modules on the fundamentals of packaging,” Lagomarsino says. “Since first partnering with the IoPP on this program in 2013, hundreds of our employees have benefitted. For our teammates, our customers and the IoPP, it’s been a win-win-win proposition.”

Adds Jim George, IoPP Director of Education: “Berlin Packaging and other companies that have licensed the Fundamentals online course have found that training their teams the same way develops a common understanding of packaging terminology and processes that makes them flexible to be moved from assignment to assignment as objectives evolve within a company. Just as important, the information contained in the course is developed with the assistance of actual working packaging professionals, so it’s peer-to-peer education.”

To date, thousands of professionals from companies in approximately 50 countries have benefited from Fundamentals online. The course catalog, at www.iopp.org/elearning, comprises 42 prerecorded, self-directed lessons and 27 hours of learning covering all the major areas of packaging. Besides the complete course, the lessons may be purchased one at a time, in topic bundles and also in bulk through corporate licensing options. For details, contact Jim George, Director of Education, jimg@iopp.org or (847) 686-2330.

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