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since 1907.”

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The Education and Training Committee's Short Courses Program

In keeping with its primary goal of  helping confectioners manufacture better products through education and information, PMCA offers a series of specialized training courses. Each course combines classroom and hands-on training. The courses are held at the facilities of  a confectionery manufacturer or an approved university facility and are conducted by well-qualified facilitators. Space is limited.

The program has been designed to create an opportunity for economical and practical training. Most courses are three or four days long in order to accommodate the regular job demands of participants. Topics are rotated over a two or three year cycle.



Course topics may include:

l Caramel, Toffees, Fudge & Nougat
l Chewing Gum Technology
l Chocolate and Compound Manufacture and Use
l Chocolate Centers
l Functional Confectionery
l Gums and Jellies
l Hard Candy (three days)
l Panning
l Quality Management
l Starch and Starchless Molding

Members of PMCA have priority registration and reduced fees.  Tuition typically covers course materials, lunches, welcome reception or dinner and bus transportation between hotel and factory if applicable.

Details and registration forms for each course are sent to all PMCA personnel and are available from the PMCA office.

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