AIP Scholarship winner graduates with Certificate in Packaging
Andrew U’Ren AAIP, 2011 AIP Scholarship recipient, has graduated with a Certificate in Packaging. U’Ren won the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) scholarship through the Southern Cross Awards Program.
“In 2011 I was awarded the AIP Scholarship to undertake the Certificate in Packaging as a part of the Southern Cross Packaging Awards program,” U’Ren said.
“As a graphic design student the opportunities of the Certificate in Packaging allowed me to expand on my knowledge of packaging in specific areas of interest. Being an online-based course presented challenges that can often thwart a student’s learning experience; learning new and unknown material online is very different compared to learning in a classroom with a lecturer.
“However, the AIP provided me with fantastic mentors from the packaging industry who not only provided me with a wealth of information but also helped me stay positive and active.
“In 2013, I successfully completed the course through various site visits to factories that manufacture packaging materials, keeping in contact via email and Skype with AIP mentors, sourcing packaging text books courtesy of the AIP, asking questions and having work proofread by industry personnel. Design students who have a key interest in packaging often do not possess fundamental knowledge of pack structure or packaging materials.
“The Certificate in Packaging provides students with the chance to broaden their interests in new areas of packaging. Currently I am using my Certificate in Packaging along with my degree in graphic design to seek employment in the packaging industry where I hope to combine graphic design with pack function.”
More information on the Certificate in Packaging is available from www.aipack.com.au.
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