From: Packaging World
Purdue University Northwest brought 97 students from five Chicagoland area high schools to PACK EXPO International on Tuesday, October 16 for “Students PACK the EXPO.”
The schools were Andrean High School, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Crown Point High School, Lowell High School and LaPorte High School. Students toured the show floor and learned about different types of packaging equipment and their applications.
Following the show floor tour, students were treated to a learning luncheon with speakers Stephan Girard, PMMI’s Director Education & Workforce Development and Dr. Niaz Latif, Dean, College of Technology, Purdue University Northwest.
Students learned about packaging, career opportunities, education opportunities, and engaged in an active question-and-answer session.
The event was made possible through an IN-Mac Microgrant and partnerships with PMMI U, PMMI Foundation, Purdue University Northwest College of Technology, and Morrison Container Handling Solutions.