The American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Baking Association of Canada (BAC) have announced a partnership focused on developing the technical baking skills of their members’ workforces. The partnership will open up ABA’s highly regarded Bakers Manufacturing Academy training programs to members of the BAC.
“Both ABA and BAC are focused on addressing the skills gap in their respective workforces. This partnership will allow BAC members access to the Bakers Manufacturing Academy multi-dimensional training course offerings,” said ABA president and chief executive officer Robb MacKie. “We are very excited to work closely with the BAC on this vital issue that transcends our border.”
“Expanding educational and professional upgrading opportunities for our members is one of the association’s strategic mandates” explained Martin Barnett, executive director of the BAC. “We look forward to this opportunity to work closely with the ABA on this initiative.”
The Bakers Manufacturing Academy’s online training offers a variety of courses for all knowledge and experience levels. Through the Academy, companies have an effective, convenient, and affordable way to enhance workforce training and development. Written and developed by baking industry experts, the online learning portal offers students dynamic, interactive instruction, and offers training managers simple student registration, documentation, and progress.