FIT Students tour Schwan’s Food Company

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Please join us in extending a huge thank you to Schwan’s Company– Florence Kentucky Plant for hosting the FPSA – Food Processing Suppliers Association‘s FIT Program! The students were able to tour the facility and plant, view a presentation about the company and have a question-and-answer lunch. This unique learning opportunity provided the students, staff, and faculty knowledge on operations in the industry including baking, production, packaging, and logistics.
Many thanks to our gracious hosts, John DimosAngie SnappChris EwryMark Stedam , Angel WalkerSandra Moore and
Natalie Platt for making it all possible. Thank you for your gracious hospitality and exciting learning opportunity. 

West Liberty Foods and Provisur Technologies Inc Field Trip

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FPSA – Food Processing Suppliers Association’s FIT Program hit the road today visiting member plants. As a part of FIT training, students visit at least one OEM and one processing plant. We were very fortunate to spend time learning at West Liberty Foods and Provisur Technologies Inc! We saw highly automated food processing lines and we learned about equipment with advanced technology that is transforming the industry. As the icing on the cake, many former FIT students trained, toured and gave advice to the new students that will soon be joining the industry!

Fusion Tech Integrated Donates to FIT Training

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A new piece of equipment generously donated by Fusion Tech Integrated was received by the FIT Program. Students in yesterday’s class assembled, used electrical/mechanical skills, and trained with a former FIT Student and current technician of Fusion Tech. 
Through the generous support of our membership, we are able to provide quality training and real-world interaction with those that are service the equipment that sustains our industry.

Thank you for your support in FIT Training on behalf of FIT and FPSA – Food Processing Suppliers Association.

FIT Students will soon be joining FPSA Member Companies

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Students from FPSA – Food Processing Suppliers Association’s FIT program have accepted positions at our member companies Handtmann Inc. and Poly-clip System GmbH & Co. KG. These students complete the FIT program and start as early as the first week of July with their employer. Currently, students are spending after class hours interfacing equipment, troubleshooting and working on phase sequencing. All equipment in our labs have been graciously donated by our member companies for training.

Handtmann Trains FIT Students

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It’s been a busy few weeks for FPSA – Food Processing Suppliers Association’s FIT Program. Last week, we were so fortunate to have Shawn Kentch from Handtmann Inc. come train our students with former FIT student and current technician Albert! Handtmann training included the use of their donated equipment and HVISION Technology!

Anritsu Visits FIT

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FPSA – Food Processing Suppliers Association’s Food Industry Technician Program (FIT) had a very exciting few days training on the Anritsu – Product Inspection & Detection (North America) demonstration bus. FIT Students spent time learning about the internal components of the machines, how to interface with the rejectors and conveyance system to the Anritsu. Thank you Erik BrainardJeremy Kimmel and Aaron Kraft for making this possible and for supporting the future technicians of the industry!

FIT Equipment Donation

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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