REGISTRATION is now open for the November session of distance education courses focused on providing continuing education for grain industry professionals.
Each online, peer-reviewed course, coordinated by the Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University, is taught by grain industry leaders in facility design, material handling, equipment maintenance, safety and quality management.
The courses are geared toward both those who are just getting started in the grain industry and experienced professionals who need to brush up on best practices, GEAPS said. The courses provide the necessary training on a schedule that fits participants' needs without traveling to classes.
In July, GEAPS announced that three members earned the first Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM) from GEAPS/Kansas State. Cory Falke of Beachner Grain Inc., Calvin Kerr of Southpier Terminals and John Rossman of Kolomon Grain Inc. graduated in May with the first credentials in the industry.
CGOM provides a formal training option to companies and also benefits individuals by providing valuable skills and knowledge for their career.
Students enrolled in the GEAPS/Kansas State distance education courses can earn the CGOM by successfully completing a series of six courses.
The topics covered in the CGOM program range from facilities planning to material handling to grain quality management. Once an individual earns the CGOM, a specialist's credential can be earned.
Visit the GEAPS website at www.geaps.com for complete details, including registration and course schedules.