AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, began offering free online education to member companies in April 2017. As of February 2022, employees of AICC member companies have completed more than 10,000 courses. These courses represent 1,250 better trained employees, $1.6M saved in training costs, and over four years of cumulative training time, said the association.
More than 100 courses are currently online with more expected to be released this year. There are courses available that are relevant for every department, with material both for those newer to the industry and seasoned professionals. AICC has also translated more than 20 online courses into Spanish. Several more will be available in the coming months.
To help AICC members make the most of the courses available AICC has also created a Training Tracking Tool, a resource available which makes easy tracking of training accessible to all AICC members. The tool was updated in February 2022 to generate additional reports on individual or group progress even when employees have changed departments internally.