Flour and Flour Products Technology (Milling) Program was opened in Seydişehir Vocational School, Necmettin Erbakan University in Konya. The university and non-governmental instutions representing private sector signed Educational Corporation Protocol in order to support the program.
Another solution to trained workforce problem of Turkish milling sector came from Konya. With corporation of the university and private sector, Flour and Flour Products Technology (Milling) Program was opened in Seydişehir Vocational School, Necmettin Erbakan University (NEU). An Educational Corporation Protocol was signed between presidency of NEU and representatives of private sector: Konya Commodity Exchange, Konya Chamber of Industry, Konya Chamber of Commerce, Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Federation and Association of Central Anatolian Flour Industrialists in order to determine the principles of corporation.
APPLIED TRAINING IN PRIVATE SECTOR
It is stated that Flour and Flour Products Technology (Milling) Program, in NEU Seydişehir Vocational School will include milling technologies of other biological materials like semolina, bulghur and feed as well as flour products and flour milling. The program will cover 4 semesters (2 years). 1. And 2. Semesters will be carried through university principles. 3. And 4. Semesters will be realized in applied environments provided by private sector members.
Theoretical and applied classes to be given in the 3rd and 4th years of the program will be given by instructors who NEU Presidency accepts too. However, the lecturers who are offered by private sector should have bachelor’s degree. Unit managers, technicians, and etc. who are offered by private sector can be in charge In workplace practices (internship). The curriculum will be prepared by NEU and private sector jointly.
Before starting education in private sector, students of Milling Program must sign the Volunteer Internship Agreement for a Specific Period prepared by Consultative Committee. However, full time students who attend the program will have monthly wages in amount that is determined by Consultative Committee. In addition, these students will be able to use dining hall and personnel vehicles that private sector members use and supply and clothing aid that private sector provide to its employees.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR AT LEAST 20 STUDENTS
According to the protocol, private sector will organize at least two seminars for the students in accordance with up-to-date information and developments. Also it will do what is needed to provide employment opportunity. Private sector members will provide employment opportunity to 20 students who completed Flour and Flour Products Technology (Milling) Program successfully; members will choose students by considering graduation and internship cumulative.