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Esko invests in packaging’s future with technology donation

Packaging Solutions

Packaging engineering students across the USA will benefit from the latest technology in their studies after the latest multi million dollar in-kind donation from Esko underlined its continued commitment to supporting future generations of packaging industry workers.

The raft of new software upgrades and education partner license renewals will ensure that college and university students across the US benefit from the latest solutions from Esko, giving them first hand experience of the technology that they will be using in the ‘real world’ after completing their studies.

Melissa Plemen, Esko senior director of inside sales and marketing, said the company was thrilled to continue supporting the education of the next generation of packaging employees with the donation. ‘As a company we invest heavily in developing new technology to streamline and simplify the packaging design and production process,’ said Melissa. ‘We believe it is just as important to also invest in those who represent the future of our industry. We have supported schools across the country in this way for a number of years now and we are delighted to again continue that support with this latest significant donation in-kind.’

Among the more than 30 schools utilising Esko software are Appalachian State University, Clemson University, Cal Polytech State, Dunwoody College of Technology, Eastern Washington University, Illinois State, Indiana State University, Michigan State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ryerson University, University of Wisconsin – Stout, and Virginia Tech.

‘We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with some of the most prestigious schools training in this hugely important field,’ added Melissa. ‘As technological advances lead to changes within the sector, we believe it is vitally important that the industry supports the education and training of young people as we drive to develop and inspire the packaging experts of the future.

‘The last 12 months alone has seen huge leaps in technology, with cloud based solutions and Software as a Service deployment revolutionising how many pre-press departments operate. Similarly, new versions of tools such as the latest Automation Engine are supercharging variable data printing possibilities, making possible concepts that had previously been simply unimaginable. Our commitment ensures today’s students are familiar with all these latest Esko solutions that are utilised around the world to manage packaging and print processes, enabling them to be truly ready for work and have the skills required to enter the sector.’


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