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Continuing Education Short Courses & Webinars

CPULD is pleased to offer educational programs that specialize in training the employees of our target industries. Most of our courses last 2-3 full days and focus on how to save money and increase the safety through better pallet, packaging, and unit load design. 

These courses are taught by educational professionals with close ties to the industry and by industry professionals themselves. Most courses are held on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, VA and include tours of our state of the art laboratories, which are here on-site. 

We are always in the process of developing specialized programs to fit specific educational needs. Contact us with any questions about our current short courses or requests for specific topics you'd like to see courses offered about in the future!

Below are links to upcoming short courses being offered by CPULD; click on them to find all of the info you need to know regarding each short course.


Upcoming short courses


Wood Pallets - for Short Course

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Advanced Wood Pallet Design

November 8th-10th, 2022

This course will be held in partnership with NWPCA as a three-day, in-person class in Blacksburg VA at the Brooks Forest Products Center Building just outside Virginia Tech campus. It will begin at 8am on Tuesday, November 8th and end at noon on Thursday, November 10th, 2022.

Stretch-wrapped Unit Load - for Short Course

stretch-wrapped unit load

Unit Load Design and Performance

TBD, 2022

This course will either be held online consisting of four, live, afternoon sessions - or it will be held as a three-day, in-person course.