OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, U.S. — The International Association of Operative Miller’s (IAOM) Education Committee announced on Jan. 10 that Unit 7 - Plant Management, is complete and can be ordered through the IAOM online store.  

Lessons include topics such as personnel management, production planning, traffic department functions, food safety, plant safety, sanitation, and experimental milling. All units may be purchased individually or as a set (Units 1-7) at the discounted rate. Unit 8 should be available in April, IAOM said.

IAOM members and other industry veterans have worked hard to completely revise the correspondence course with information geared toward today’s miller, IAOM said. The course is used by milling professionals around the world to broaden their knowledge of the technology and management of grain milling. Milling companies have turned to the course over the years to better equip all employees within the plant, from administration to quality control and sales, IAOM said.

Tests are provided at the end of each lesson in a unit. Tests may be taken online or by hard copy.  The IAOM will issue a certificate of successful completion once all tests for a unit are passed.  A diploma will be issued to students who successfully complete all eight units. Currently the course is offered only in English, but preparations are under way to translate the course into Arabic and Spanish. Other languages may follow.