Board Converting News, April 26, 2021

Cal Poly Graduates (CONT’D FROM PAGE 66)


In 18 remarkable years of growth that has paralleled that of the packaging industry, Cal Poly has: • Launched two Concentrations: Packaging Technology and Consumer Packaging • Increased the number of packaging courses from five to 23 Bachelors and Master’s courses, or 360 percent • Increased the number of faculty in the program from one to 14 • Increased the number of students taking packaging courses towards fulfilment of either a minor, a major, a Concentration or the Master’s degree requirements from 125 to 400, or 220 percent • Produced packaging students who are winning 6-8 na- tional and international competitions each year • Engaged the participation of approximately 35 compa- nies in the annual packaging career fair since 2018 • Secured approximately $3 million in equipment for its packaging labs through college support, industry do- nations, grants and personal contributions from the Packaging Advisory Board, which grew from 15 to 40, or 167 percent • Trained hundreds of students on a Kongsberg CAD table and Esko Packaging software, which was made possible through the donations of ICPF • Developed a Research Consortium, which has assisted the fresh produce industry with applied research since 2008


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• Amassed a portfolio of funded research that has grown to approximately $300,000 a year • Educated future industry leaders since 2018 with its MS in Packaging Value Chain (MSPVC) degree • And finally, received approval to create a Research Center for the Packaging Value Chain. Indeed, throughout this all, the focus of the program has been on the “packaging value chain” and its critical importance to the thriving success and future of the global packaging industry. Cal Poly’s latest achievements — the MSPVC degree, and Professional Certificates — embrace the disciplines of packaging science and technology, data analytics, design, marketing, finance, supply chain, operations, and quan-


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