September 13, 2018

Virtual Mill solves real-world training issues

by Vaughn Entwistle, Features Editor, Milling & Grain Magazine

nabim (national association of British and Irish Millers) is the trade association that represents UK flour millers.

nabim membership encompasses virtually all the commercial flour milling businesses in the UK. Associate members, businesses such as plant breeders, grain merchants, pest control companies, engineers or packaging manufacturers linked with the industry also play an important part in the Association. UK flour millers are proud of the role they play in society, delivering efficiently produced, high quality safe food for the consumer.

An emphasis on training
nabim is committed to the development of the people within the flour milling industry and places a high priority on education and training. For over 100 years nabim has been responsible for industry training. Its world-renowned flour milling correspondence courses form a Distance Learning Programme structured into seven modules. This programme provides an overview of the industry and process, and prepares students for examinations.

The flour milling Craft Skills Certificate provides a vocational qualification for the industry. Developed by and for the industry, it provides companies with both a training programme and a means of assessing practical competency in flour milling. The flour milling industry is a highly skilled and challenging industry, with training and education playing a vital role for employee development.

Distance learning programme
Each year, nabim runs seven modular courses to provide millers with an essential understanding and underpinning knowledge of the milling industry. The courses are studied by hundreds of students around the world and lead to the nabim Advanced Certificate in Flour Milling.

The modules may be taken in any order or combination, so providing a flexible training package. For each module, students are allocated an individual tutor to whom they submit four pieces of work during the course year; the tutors return this work with corrections marked and further guidance. The tutors are all experienced in the operation and management of flour mills, providing students with expert assistance in their training.

Further information can be found on the nabim websites, HERE and HERE, and at  where you can download both the Course Guide and enrollment form. 

Read the full article in the Milling and Grain magazine online, HERE.

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