MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU) are offering four grain handling operations courses in January.
The online courses run from Jan. 7 through Feb. 11, 2020, and registration closes Dec. 31, 2019.
The course offers an introduction to the key purposes, equipment and processes of grain handling facilities with an emphasis on safety. The course allows new employees to gain valuable insight into the industry. It also helps seasoned employees reinforce their skills.
The course will provide an extensive overview of the main duties, responsibilities and expectations of grain operations supervisors and managers. It will cover essential duties, topics and roles supervisors and managers need to understand, and why they are important.
Learn the concept of safety cultures, how to evaluate a company and how safety affects a company’s bottom line. Lectures teach participants to assess the return on investment for safety cultures, determine the components of strong safety cultures and provide tools for reshaping attitudes and promoting employee buy-in.
The course is the first in a three-part series and focuses on the properties and flow characteristics of grains and other dry bulk materials. Participants will be able to determine various material characteristics and their effect on the selection and sizing of bins, spouting and screw conveyors.
All four courses count toward credentials from GEAPS and KSU. For more information on the certification, visit the GEAPS credential website.
Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. Companies can save up to 20% on blocks of registrations with the volume discount program, and lock in the price for three years. For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, visit the GEAPS website, contact Melissa Fergusson or call 763.999.4300.