Durham College has acknowledged the importance of food quality and the School of Science & Engineering Technology has introduced the new Food Processing Safety Techniques one-year certificate program, the only post-secondary program of its kind in the province.
In January 2011, Durham College will be launching their new Food Processing Safety Techniques program through the School of Science & Engineering Technology. The one-year program is the only one of its kind to be offered in Ontario and targets all the main safety components required to work in the food processing industry. In just eight months, students will learn to ensure safe food production following government regulations and practices using automated high-speed equipment in a globally competitive environment.
They will also gain knowledge about food security; sound manufacturing; sanitation; prevention of food-borne illnesses; safe work habits; and the analysis of hazardous control points.
Ontario's food processing industry is a vital point of the province's economy. Not only is it the second-largest manufacturing industry in Ontario, it also employs more than 110,000 people each year. That being said, a variety of career opportunities are available for students following graduation.
The program's eight-month schedule enables students to make a quick transition into food processing and also provides current food workers with an efficient and convenient opportunity to upgrade their skills. With more than 3,000 food production industry establishments in the province, this program is also ideal for those seeking training for a new career.
For more information about Durham College's Food Processing Safety Techniques program, please visit www.duramcollege.ca/programs or call 905-721-3000.
Special Thanks to Michelle Roebuck, Communications Officer at Durham College for sharing this special announcement with us!