FPSA’s Food Industry Technician program (FIT), the industry’s only technician’s certification program, dedicated to the training of individuals to fill vitally needed positions in our industry had another successful year even with the obstacles created from the pandemic. We are in our third class of students, with 100% of the graduating apprentices placed in jobs at OEMs or processing plants within our industry. The FIT program requires students to successfully complete a foundation electrical curriculum, adhere to an extensive interview process and then if accepted, proceed with FIT capstone classes that include additional electrical training, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics. Currently, our program is being held at the Lincoln Tech (our educational partner) campus in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they receive extensive classroom education and even more importantly, hands-on training on equipment. We are now looking to expand our efforts to bring even more students into our program, however to do that, we need your assistance and are asking if your company would be willing to donate equipment so that we can more thoroughly train and prepare our students for successful careers in our industry. Read More
Congratulations to our September graduating class of the Food Industry Technician Development Program at our Lincoln Tech campus in Indianapolis, Indiana.
These graduates are on their way to exciting careers in the food processing industry as Service and Maintenance Technicians. It has been an honor to assist them along their journey!
First day of class is off to a running start for the Food Industry Technician Development Program in Indianapolis. After 12 weeks of training in this advanced training program, the students will be moving on to exciting careers in the Food Processing industry as Maintenance and Service Technicians!
Our Indianapolis training facility has hosted our 1st hiring event for the Food Industry Technician Development Program (FIT). FIT is a training path created to bring qualified entry level candidates into the Food & Beverage Processing, Packaging and Equipment Manufacturing Industry to serve our membership’s needs for the recruitment of technicians. Congratulations to our students and employers on today’s successful event. Our next hiring event will be in April!
The Food Industry Technician (FIT) development program celebrates their first graduating class. Congratulations students on your achievement! You are the new faces of our growing industry that will be providing excellent service to our members. Thank you for your hard work!