TORONTO — The Packaging Association of Canada introduced a packaging career promotion program at Pac-Ex '97, held Sept. 15-17 in Toronto.
Career-in-a-Box explains job opportunities in packaging to students from grade six to high school. Kits will be sent to 5,000 schools across Canada late this year, PAC and other participants announced at the trade show. Teachers will use the kits and teaching guides to help students understand the packaging industry, which employs as many as 150,000 in Canada, and its potential for career development.
PAC joined forces with federal agency Human Resources Development Canada and the Communications, Energy and Paper-workers Union to create the Packaging Careers Council of Canada, which launched Career-in-a-Box.