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PCRI conducts short-term training courses for combating skilled labour issues

03 February 2014

One of the most acute problems faced by the industry is shortage of skilled labour. Recently, from 27-29 January, Packaging Clinic & Research Institute (PCRI) in association with Andhra Pradesh Flexible Packaging Manufacturing Association (APFPMA) conducted three-day basic course on flexible packaging at Hotel Aditiya Hometel, Hyderabad.

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The three-day training programme provided theoretical and practical exposure to a group of 15 attendees. The training programme has been designed to accommodate a small group of 15 members so that everyone is given due attention and time. Representatives from Corevalue (Saudi Arabia), Darashan Flexible, Marsh India, Lotus Laminate, Pawan Ploy, Samsung, Harshita Poly, Radahkameshwari Prinkpack, Welset Poly and many other companies attended the programme in Hyderabad. Industry experts such as Dr SK Sood, Manish Kumar, and many others contributed to the programme.

In his philosophical keynote address, B K Karna, director-PCRI said, "Packaging is the mirror, which reflects the attitude of a country. Packaging is the visible soul of a product, so without soul, there can be no life and even the body is useless.” He added, “Without packaging, the product loses its value. It is very hard to imagine the world without packaging. Our food, clothing, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, even our personal computer, are all protected by various packaging.

From 26 to 28 February, PCRI will organise another training programme at the same venue. During the three-day course, the programme will cover various topics such as principles of export packaging, documentation for exports, coding and marking, concepts of palletisation and containerisation, primary rigid and flexible packaging, bar code concepts and labels, transport-worthy packaging, and corrugated packaging. The charges of the programme are Rs 6000 for Indian participants and US$ 300 for international participants. Packaging Club Members will be offered a 10% discount.  Karna concluded by saying, “Short-term trainings of PCRI is always helpful for skill development and generate employment opportunities.”

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