OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, U.S. — International Association of Operative Miller's (IAOM) Education Committee recently announced that the Units 1-6 of the new IAOM Correspondence Course in Flour Milling have been released and are available for purchase through IAOM.

Units are available for purchase individually, or as a set (Units 1-6) at a discounted rate. The remaining two units are still under development and will be made available when the education committee has completed its review of the content.

Completely revised and rewritten by industry veterans and IAOM members, the IAOM Correspondence Course in Flour Milling has been reorganized into eight units, encompassing all aspects of flour milling from wheat cleaning, basic milling principles, storage and grain handling to milled-grain product additives, plant management and mill mechanics. One unit is dedicated to an overview of how to mill grains other than wheat.

The IAOM Correspondence Course is used by milling professionals around the world to broaden their knowledge of the technology and management of grain milling. For decades, companies have used the IAOM Correspondence Course to better equip apprentice to senior employees of the total cross-section within the plant: administration, quality control, or sales staffs.

Students must pass a test at the conclusion of each lesson. The testing option is available online or by hard copy. A certificate is issued on the successful completion of each unit, with a diploma issued to the student upon the successful completion of all eight units. The course is currently offered in English. Preparations are under way for the course to be offered in several languages, including Spanish, Arabic and Farsi.