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!
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.
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.
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!
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 Brainard, Jeremy Kimmel and Aaron Kraft for making this possible and for supporting the future technicians of the industry!
The FPSA – Food Processing Suppliers Association’s Food Industry Technician (FIT) Development Program had a fantastic visit to the Perdue Farms plant yesterday. The trip was an incredible addition to the training and development received through the program.
Thank you Sara Norfolk, SHRM-SCP and Jon Heard for hosting our future
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!