Esko makes technology donation

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 U.S. 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, Sr. Director of Inside Sales and Marketing, Esko, said, “As a company, we invest heavily in developing new technology to streamline and simplify the packaging design and production process. 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 30+ schools utilizing 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’re thrilled to be extending our relationship with some of the most prestigious schools training in this hugely important field,” added Plemen. “As technological advances lead to changes within the sector, we believe it’s 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 revolutionizing how many pre-press departments operate. Similarly, new versions of tools such as the latest Automation Engine are supercharging Variable Date 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 utilized 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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