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Eric Ockerlund, OxBox, First AICC Member to Complete the Certificate of Packaging Science

Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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In February 2018, Eric Ockerlund, Production Manager, of OxBox in Addison, Ill., became the first employee at an AICC member company to complete the Certificate of Packaging Science through AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, and The Packaging School.  

Of his experience, Ockerlund said, “these courses are great for those new to the packaging industry that really want to get their foot in the door and jumpstart their career. The courses contain loads of information, yet they are not at all overwhelming. I really like how the courses provide the student with not only basic knowledge of the different parts of the packaging industry, but an in-depth look into the various operations and machines used. These courses also provide a great understanding of the vocabulary used in the industry. All in all, these courses are a fantastic way to gain years worth of knowledge in just a few weeks.”

The Certificate of Packaging Science, created by The Packaging School, is a 12-course online program that teaches the materials, processes, and influences shaping the advancement of the industry. From design conception to production and end-of-life, participants learn how to speak the language of packaging and utilize it as a key-differentiator for their company. The courses provide relevant and comprehensive education from an exclusive license of a professional packaging curriculum developed at Clemson University. Participants graduate with knowledge, tools, and skills to be an influential professional in the packaging field.

The Packaging School is a globally respected and licensed post-secondary institution in the state of South Carolina.

All courses required for the Certificate, plus more than 30 others, are available to all employees at AICC member companies free of charge.

Learn more about AICC’s online education at