Conestoga news

June 29, 2022 9:47 AM

Packaging engineering graduate receives international scholarship

Joanne (Miloo) Hong, a recent graduate of Conestoga’s Packaging Engineering Technician program, has been named a 2022 recipient of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Packaging Education Scholarship. Hong was one of five IoPP scholarship recipients and the only student from a Canadian institution. 

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Recent Conestoga graduate Joanne (Miloo) Hong was the only recipient from a Canadian institution to receive a 2022 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 industry partners to fuel the workforce pipeline.

Hong graduated in April 2022 and said she hopes to become a packaging structural designer. Her award was sponsored by the Central Ohio Chapter and included a $1,000 monetary prize.

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.

Earlier this month, the IoPP Ontario Chapter hosted a networking event at Conestoga’s Cambridge - Fountain Street campus. The event was an opportunity for partners to learn more about the college’s packaging engineering programs, tour the packaging lab, and hear from students, alumni and faculty about the skill and knowledge graduates bring to the industry.

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 metal, glass, plastic, paper and corrugated materials.