Investing in tomorrow's workforce, today.

Over 3.8 million dollars provided to strengthen the future workforce in the packaging and processing industry.

Provided to support the packaging and processing workforce
Number of students impacted to date
Summer camps to create industry awareness in 2024

About Us

The PMMI Foundation is the charitable foundation of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. We are committed to supporting the future workforce of the packaging and processing industry by providing academic scholarships to students pursuing careers in the industry. Additionally, we sponsor manufacturing summer camps, and other programs designed to promote career opportunities and help close the skilled workforce gap.

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Summer Camps

Manufacturing summer camps are a fun and educational way to inspire and teach 12- to 16-year-old students about careers in packaging and processing.

Academic Scholarships

Over $200,000 is donated annually to students pursuing careers in packaging and processing.

Skills Fund for Future Workforce

The PMMI U Skills Fund is a top resource to help PMMI member companies form meaningful partnerships with regional two-and four-year North American colleges, universities and/or technical schools, as well as other educational programs in their area.

PACK Challenge

PMMI’s real-world, end-to-end competition that requires high school student teams to compete with against another as they create, design, and build a packaging machine to be judged by industry experts at PACK EXPO International.

Students @ PACK EXPO

PMMI provides various student-centric events as well as financial support to students attending PACK EXPO so companies can engage with the future workforce.

Foundation Highlights

Summer Manufacturing Camps for Students

The PMMI Foundation and Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) have partnered to sponsor manufacturing summer camps that educate and inspire the future  workforce to explore career opportunities in packaging and processing.

Support the Future Workforce

Your gift to the PMMI Foundation supports PMMI's programs to build the future of the packaging and processing industry.
Help inspire the next generation of industry professionals!

"The PMMI grant program has facilitated access to local high schools and tech colleges which gives us the chance to create interest in manufacturing careers at the high school level, and the access to the college programs has been a great recruiting tool.  This support from PMMI has been nothing short of fantastic."

David Lamb, Training & Recruitment Administrator, Aagard

"Thank you PMMI" for educating and supporting up and coming packaging leaders!

Wendy Stromberg, Director of People & Culture, Delta ModTech

The PMMI Foundation provided me with a scholarship for Mechatronics Engineering at Cape Fear Community College. I am so grateful!

Blake Strickland, College Student

Sponsorship Opportunities

Proceeds from PMMI events such as the PACK EXPO Las Vegas golf tournament and the Amazing Packaging Race help fund the foundation. Become a sponsor today!

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