PLASTICS and SPE Provide Free SPE Membership to Students
As the result of the success of their student program partnership which has assisted more than 2,000 students in their pursuit of a career in plastics since 2015 the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), Washington, D.C., and SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, Bethel, Connecticut, announced they will continue the partnership for an additional year through September 2019.
Since 2015, the program has provided college-level students free membership in SPE while also enabling access to the resources and the professional network represented by PLASTICS. Participating students also have the opportunity to join PLASTICS Future Leaders in Plastic (FLiP), a group which provides young professionals in the plastics industry the exposure, education, networking contacts and resources they need to advance in their careers.
Under PLASTICS and SPEs agreement, students looking to become an SPE student member will have the option to do so for free. By offsetting the cost of membership, PLASTICS and SPE hope to make it easier for students to take advantage of each organizations respective educational and networking opportunities, while expanding opportunities for plastics students and young professionals.