Millers receive diplomas from Swiss School of Milling

by World Grain Staff
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ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND — Twenty-four young professionals from 15 different countries received their diplomas and certificates from the Swiss School of Milling St.Gallen (SMS), ending their ten-month training to become executive grain milling technologists.

The SMS is globally one of the most prestigious international training institutions within the field of grain milling technology. It offers professionals from across the world expert training in this area. 

The SMS was set up 55 years ago by the global Bühler Technology Group, which continues to offer its substantial support. It is state independent, which allows great freedom in the choice of the school program; changes can be made at any time so that latest developments can be considered immediately. Since its foundation, over one thousand students have been trained at the Swiss School of Milling to become grain milling technologists.

This year, 24 students from 15 different nations completed their intensive training in the course held in English. The packed curriculum of the 56e2 course was characterized by its broad range of theoretical subjects and its strong practice orientation. In his diploma speech Michael Weber, the principal of the SMS, made the audience aware that all students received a massive increase of knowledge about milling and gained life experience during their stay in St. Gallen

“You are now the specialist who knows where to and how to turn a wheel to solve problems in a mill but you might reckon that there will be many situations where you have to ask someone competent because you do not know everything,” Weber said.

Martin Schlauri, managing director grain milling at Bühler AG, Uzwil, presented the Dr. René Bühler Award, which goes to the best in class of each course. In this course, the award went to Andreas Risch from Switzerland.