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Workpackage 3

European accreditation framework for continual professional training and career development for the food professional

 

Partners involved:

UL (WP leader), UCAPOR, SIK, FEVIA, AGROPARISTECH, TUB, USAMVB, FIPA, BOKU, IFA, ASIIN, UNILEVER, IPVC

WP Objectives:

The main objective of this WP is to Establish a framework for continual professional training and career development for the FST professional.

This objective can be broken down into the following specific objectives:
• Provide guidance on FST professional Continual Professional Development. 
• Establish a European network for Continual Professional Development. 
• Prepare Europe’s food Industry workforce for the up-coming challenges of the industry.
• Improve the social recognition of FST professionals.

Description of work:

The WP will build upon the information on the assessment of training needs (WP1) and a survey on regulated food professions in Europe (WP2). The Continual Professional Development (CPD) programme will provide the food professional with guidance on developing a continual profession development portfolio (Task 3.1), a certification process for continual professional development (Task 3.3), and access to a European network for continual professional training and career development for the Food Professional (Task 3.2). The WP will aim to propose a framework for a Europe-wide regulated food profession (Task 3.4).