PPAI has announced a new Intern Education Program for member companies seeking to cultivate the next generation of promotional professionals and showcase the exciting careers the promotional products industry has to offer.

“The PPAI Intern Education Program is a key part of PPAI’s strategic plan to engage its membership in transforming the promotional products industry,” says Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. “The industry is growing, and our future success requires recruiting and developing the next generation of promotional professionals, today.”

The PPAI Intern Education Program is an opportunity for industry companies to provide hands-on experience and marketable job skills to interns, as well as professional certification credits if participants choose to continue in the promotional products industry.

The program includes an industry boot camp to bring interns up to speed on industry basics; a library of webinars designed for newcomers to the industry; access to SAGE Total Access online research and business management tools, including SAGE Online, SAGE Mobile and SAGE Web; and a networking community through Promo Connect, an online community for PPAI members.

The Intern Education Program also provides resources for member companies who are interested in starting an internship program. This program is available year-round, and member companies and interns are supported by PPAI’s Professional Development team.

More details about this program, including employer resources, are available on PPAI’s website.