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Expanding Credentials

GEAPS program expansion includes grain processing management certification.

It is important for professionals to that is more specific to grain processing,” “I manage five workers here and by taking
maintain a level of understanding of the Miller says. “It offers a specific set these courses I am able to do my job
grain industry, as well as a certain set of courses related directly to grain more efficiently.”
of skills for industry advancement. One processing management to help students
way for professionals to preserve their become more knowledgeable after Company Value
expertise and advance their careers is to completion of the credential.” The benefits of continuing education are
continue industry learning. IGP Institute, valued by employers as well. Woywada’s
in partnership with the Grain Elevator The operations supervisor General Manager Craig
and Processing Society, provides distance- manager at Parrish and Holmes says, “Cory has really grabbed
delivered education to more than 3,000 Heimbecker Limited, Cory Woywada, ahold of this opportunity with GEAPS/
industry professionals worldwide. says he is taking the courses to advance KSU and ran with it.” He adds, “Getting
his career by continuing to learn grain these credentials shows commitment to
Credential Launched processing management practices. excellence, performance and leadership.
In 2015, the IGP Institute expanded “I’m working toward a credential in grain It brings credibility to what we do here at
the GEAPS partnership by offering processing management because one Parrish and Heimbecker.”
distance-learning courses that led to day I would like to move up to a general
a new credential in grain processing manager position,” Woywada says. Participants can continue expanding
management which three industry their education and career skills by
professionals have obtained. The credential earning specialist credentials in grain
was developed from grain professionals’ quality management, grain handling
requests to improve knowledge of the equipment management, and property
industry, according to Brandi Miller, and casualty risk management.
IGP Institute interim associate director,
and online education and professional In looking to the future, Miller says, “We
development coordinator. hope to expand these specialty tracks into
even more focused areas of processing,
“This new credential is set up much such as rice and corn processing.”
like the credential in grain operations
management, but it contains information

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  • Updated: 3/8/16