Train-The-Trainer (TTT) Program
Train-The-Trainer Program has been introduced as a new program to ensure a pool of highly qualified and experienced milk grading experts is available as a resource for the industry and the training programs. Currently, this program is focused on trainers for the Plant Milk and Cream Graders’ (PMCG) Program.
Interested candidates must apply in writing to Ontario Dairy Council (ODC) Evaluation Committee. An application will consist of a cover letter indicating interest, a detailed, current resume and an attached letter of recommendation and support from the applicant’s supervisor.
Criteria for applying:
- Applicant must hold a current and valid PMCG Certificate
- Applicant must have held a PMCG Certificate for at least three to five years
- Applicant must grade milk on a regular basis (at least once per week)
- Applicant must be currently working in an Ontario dairy processing plant that is an active member of ODC
There is no cost to apply. Accepted applicants will be trained at no charge by ODC. Each applicant must agree that upon successful completion of the program they will volunteer their time and knowledge for future sessions of the PMCG program, at least once per year for a minimum of five years (provided the trainer is actively employed in the dairy industry). ODC will reimburse applicants for out-of-pocket expenses when necessary (i.e. mileage, accommodations, meals, supplies, etc.).
Accepted applicants will be required to work “hand-in-hand” with current PMCG instructors for four full PMCG Training Sessions within 36 months of being accepted to the program.
The candidate will monitor and actively participate in each of the training sessions. A detailed guideline will be provided to successful candidates.
The applicant will be evaluated by PMCG instructors at the end of the four sessions to determine candidate’s ability to prepare samples, work with students on learning techniques of grading and present the theoretical elements of the program. The instructors will submit the evaluation along with a recommendation for acceptance as an ODC Milk Grading Expert to the Evaluation Committee for approval.