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May 16, 2021 2:16 PM

Packaging engineering student receives international scholarship

Seohee Jang, a final-year student in Conestoga’s Packaging Engineering Technician program, has been named a 2021 recipient of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Packaging Education Scholarship. Jang was one of five IoPP scholarship recipients and the only student from a Canadian institution.  

Conestoga student Seohee Jang was the only recipient from a Canadian institution to be named a 2021 recipient of the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship.

Established to raise awareness of career possibilities in the packaging industry, the award recognizes exceptional students pursuing a relevant education from an accredited institution. IoPP shares talent identified through the scholarship program with partner companies to fuel the workforce pipeline.

Graduating in August, Jang said she hopes to devote her career and focus as a packaging engineer to create a sustainable future by engaging with leading companies with a vision for eco-friendly packaging. In addition to a monetary prize of $2,500, Jang will receive a one-year IoPP professional membership upon graduation.

With more than 3,000 members, IoPP is the leading individual membership organization serving the educational and networking needs of the packaging community. The association supports industry development through programs and events which address packaging-related business and technology.

Conestoga’s Packaging Engineering Technician program provides training in the structural design of packaging materials. Through hands-on delivery and optional co-op, the program focuses on the product protection, durability and sustainability of packaging that utilizes materials such as metal, glass, plastic, paper and corrugated.