Esko made a multi-million-dollar, in-kind donation to support college and university students in their packaging engineering and technology studies.
The global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the packaging, label, and wide-format sectors has extended its no-charge donation of software licenses to leading educational institutions across the U.S.

“We strongly believe in investing in the future of our industry and have supported schools across the country in this way for a number of years now,” says Melissa Plemen, Esko senior director of inside sales and marketing. “We’re delighted to be able to continue that with this latest significant donation.”

Among the more than 40 schools using Esko software are Clemson University, Cal Poly State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ryerson University, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Dunwoody College of Technology, Michigan State University, and Indiana State University.
“It’s widely accepted that our sector has an aging workforce, and a skills gap continues to become more and more apparent,” Plemen says. “As technological advances lead to changes within the sector, 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.”