2017_JAN_Post_Joanne_Cockerill_CPP_main_400pxThe Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Joanne Cockerill, Dip.Pkg.Tech, MAIP, CPP, for attaining her Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) Designation. The AIP asked Joanne a few questions about her career and packaging education and why the CPP designation is so important for the industry…

How long have you been in the industry? What are your areas of expertise?
I have been involved in the industry for over 16 years; specifically in packaging development, mainly in aseptic packaging, aluminium cans, flexibles, corrugated, FFS tubs and lids, paperboard cartons, glass/plastic bottles, caps and labels.

What made you apply for the Certified Packaging Professional designation?
I wanted to achieve the highest possible accreditation I could within my packaging studies. I am also a graduate of the Diploma in Packaging Technology so education is important to me. I was attracted to the fact the CPP is globally recognised and accepted where ever I choose to go.

How important is attaining the CPP designation to you as an individual?
It is extremely important to myself to understand theoretically what I produced day to day at work. I am now very proud to be able to add CPP to the end of my tittle as a Packaging Professional.

How important is the CPP designation for the greater recognition of packaging professionals?
It is extremely important to gain a detailed understanding of all formats of packaging and be able to work anywhere in the world where your accreditation is recognised by the IoPP, AIP and WPO.

Attaining the CPP® designation is an excellent investment in your professional development and the credential defines the packaging professional and allows organisations to seek out and hire the right professional based on verified knowledge, skills and industry contributions. Using the CPP® program to assess and evaluate one’s professional competency validates you as internationally proficient as a packaging professional; a cut above your peers.  The Certified Packaging Professional (CPP)® designation is a registered trademark of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and is now internationally recognised by both IoPP and AIP. To find out more about the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) Designation please visit http://aipack.com.au/education/certified-packaging-professional-cpp/