The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has announced a new opportunity for corporate partners to fill plant floor positions through registered apprenticeships. ICPF is working on a partnership with SkillsUSA Illinois to make their Registered Apprenticeship Program available to interested partners. This program targets specific positions and allows high school students to participate in work-based learning experiences while in school. 

This solution is designed so companies can create their own unique talent pipeline. SkillsUSA Illinois handles all the U.S. Department of Labor paperwork and helps recruit the candidates. Companies take part in the selection process and bring on apprentices who want to work, can learn under senior employees to close the knowledge gap, and go on to become full-time employees. Students 16 years or older can participate in the program and this will work in a union environment.

The Registered Apprenticeship Program is currently available only to those with facilities in Illinois. However, SkillsUSA Illinois is currently working on a grant that can include a national rollout for the industry. All they need is for the industry to show interest. For information, visit

Contact [email protected] to set up an informational meeting with SkillsUSA Illinois.

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