Mid-size food processors are sitting on an untapped management resource: their own workers. These employees are often loyal and ambitious personnel who simply lack the formal education and training needed to excel as managers. Beginning in January 2011, these employees can learn the same industry best practices that degreed professionals at the largest and most profitable food manufacturing companies employ. They'll learn from the same university that graduates some of the industry's top leaders.
The online Food Processing Management Certificate program offered through the Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides practical training and education to professionals working in, or who aspire to work in, the food processing industry. It will provide the knowledge and skills needed to increase effectiveness and management potential. This program is ideal for:
-- Food processing plant workers, supervisors and managers
-- Quality control and assurance personnel
-- Supervisors and managers in related supplier and distributor firms
-- Government regulators
Employers who encourage employees to complete the program will benefit through increased productivity and improved problem solving and communications. Employees will benefit by enhancing their career options.
The program is a series of self-paced online courses with content presented as pre-recorded video lectures and PowerPoint presentations. To earn a certificate from UNL, participants must complete three sequential modules, which cover Food Safety, Quality Control/Assurance, Employee Safety, Food Processing Operations, Product Development, Growth Strategies and Human Resources.
The cost is $900 per module or $2,400 for the complete certificate program (three modules). Since the program is offered completely online, students can enroll from anywhere in the world.
For more information, click http://fpm.unl.edu.
The Food Processing Center at UNL, in its 27th year, partners with the food industry on innovative technical and business development. Food is both a science and a business, and we understand the dynamic relationship of these two different, yet interconnected worlds.