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The Fresh-Lock Team Supports

Packaging Universities and Students

The packaging industry is continually transforming and changing to adapt to current market needs. With an especially heightened focus towards sustainable packaging for both environmental and consumer reasons, our team is here to help universities and students—the future of our industry—prepare for upcoming challenges by sharing industry knowledge in flexible packaging and reclosability.

Packaging Universities and Schools

The Fresh-Lock team supports educators in emphasizing the importance of the flexible packaging industry and how future graduates can create change for the better. We partner with universities to share fresh perspectives from the packaging industry, including how we're evolving and innovating to achieve automation, sustainability, and more.

From guest lectures and group collaboration to facility tours and research assistance, our experienced team helps professors teach students about this specialized market—flexible packaging and reclosable solutions—and how packaging impacts nearly every industry.

Partner with the Fresh-Lock team to incorporate industry insights into your university's flexible packaging programs.

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The global packaging market value will increase to $1.05 trillion by 2024.

Source: Smithers’ report, The Future of Global Packaging

Current Packaging Students: Future Packaging Professionals

Many of today's students are looking for a career that allows them to make a difference and the packaging industry offers a variety of opportunities to do so. For instance, if sustainability efforts are a passion a student is looking to pursue, the Fresh-Lock team can offer a wealth of support and guidance given their ever-evolving sustainable solutions.

Students often express their passion to impact an organization’s sustainability efforts and the packaging industry provides a variety of opportunities to do so. The Fresh-Lock team supports students in their journey to becoming flexible packaging professionals.

In this ever-growing industry, we anticipate more flexible packaging job openings for people who want to innovate, collaborate, and develop solutions that will enable a more circular economy and help solve persistent packaging challenges such as furthering efforts toward sustainability and product safety.

Women in Packaging

Packaging Digest reported that in 1976, women made up less than 5% of the global packaging industry workforce. Today’s estimate of 30-35% shows growth—but there’s more that can be done.

Women are continuing to make strides in the packaging industry, as well as creating a more inclusive work environment through networking opportunities, sharing educational insights, podcast discussions, and more.

To connect with other women in packaging, there are many global networks such as Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network, Women In Packaging, and Forward Ladies.

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Fewer than one in three manufacturing professionals are women today, despite representing nearly half of the overall workforce in the United States.

Source: Deloitte and Manufacturing Institute 2021 Manufacturing Talent Study

Packaging Career Opportunities

Interested in becoming a packaging professional? We outline top packaging degrees, packaging schools, and other common questions about working in the packaging industry. In addition, the Fresh-Lock team has opportunities available for the following positions: regional sales manager, research and development engineer, and field service and product technician.

Learn what it’s like to pursue a career in packaging.

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Looking to partner with the Fresh-Lock team at your university?

Connect with us to learn more about how we can partner with you to bring a fresh perspective on flexible packaging and advanced closures to your packaging program.