The one of a kind program will initially only be available in Kansas City and Chicago.
Through a partnership with ITT Technical Institute and leading food and beverage companies,the Food Processing Education Consortium (FPEC) announced the launch of the Food Industry Technicians Development Program (FIT), a national certification program for service technicians in the packaging, processing, and food and beverage manufacturing industries.
“There is a tremendous need to attract new technicians to our industry to fill a major void. Demand is outstripping the supply, but graduates earning FIT certification will be armed with a two-year Associate’s Degree along with practical and experiential knowledge in the industry,” says Scott Scriven, chairman of the Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) and FPEC.
The program will initially only be available in Kansas City, Mo. and Chicago, and will include online and classroom instruction at ITT.