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.
The program has been designed to create opportunities for economical and practical training. Most courses are two to three-and-a-half days long in order to accommodate the regular job demands of participants.
Only PMCA members can register for courses. Non-members can purchase a membership along with course registration. Tuition typically covers course materials, lunches, welcome reception or dinner and bus transportation between hotel and factory if applicable.
Past course topics include:
- Chocolate Manufacture
- Using Compound
- Caramel, Fudge & Toffee
- Premium Chocolate Centers
- Panned Confections
- Hard Candy
- Functional Confectionery
- Starch and Starchless Moulding
- Food Safety and Quality Management
- Chewing Gum Technology