Attend Institute of Food Processing Technology’s September 29-30 Event

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Conestoga College’s Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT) is a food manufacturing research and training centre located on Conestoga College’s Cambridge, Ontario campus. IFPT enables the training and development of a skilled workforce and intelligent companies by providing a modern training facility for students and businesses in the food and beverage industry. On September 29 and 30, 2015, IFPT will be hosting a course on Environmental Monitoring & Aseptic Techniques in their state of the art facility. Participants will learn how microbial conditions of a food processing plant relates to overall food safety practices, different monitoring techniques, and how to create a positive culture towards environmental monitoring.

Environmental Monitoring & Aseptic Techniques Course Details

This hands on-course will enable participants to actively participate in swabbing activities and other methods of sanitization. Aside from practical activities, participants will also receive theoretical training from some of the Institute’s top teaching professionals. A total of seven sessions will be provided which focus on:

  1. The environment, microorganisms, and food processing concerns;
  2. Introduction to environmental monitoring;
  3. Designing an environmental monitoring plan;
  4. Sanitation verification;
  5. Investigative monitoring;
  6. Maintaining an environmental program; and
  7. Training aseptic techniques to your technician.

Where: IFPT – 850 Fountain Street South, Cambridge Ontario N3H 0A8
When: September 29-30, 2015, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $800
Registration: Visit Conestoga College’s Continuing Education Courses for details

Ontario Government Funding for Food and Beverage Processors

Businesses who wish to attend this course may receive 2/3 of their training costs in grant funding through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG). These small business grants enable businesses to recover 66% of eligible expenses for courses (such as Environmental Monitoring & Aseptic Techniques) and other third-party training to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee. Please be sure that your COJG application is accepted before carrying out payment and training activities. Several grants for hiring and training are available to your company, so browse our list of small business funding programs for an overview of which ones fit your business’ priorities most.

Canadian Small Business Funding Resources

Mentor Works is the expert in Canadian government funding and seeks to inform small businesses across the country about opportunities that will enable their growth. Like the Institute of Food Processing Technology, we provide educational services for businesses seeking to create a strategic plan that leads to future growth and success. View our list of free informative webinars on government business grants for manufacturing, training, export expansion, or innovation adoption. If you have any questions about receiving government grants such as COJG for third-party training initiatives, contact Mentor Works and we’ll be happy to assist you with all inquiries. You can also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for daily updates on Canadian government funding initiatives.

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