Workforce Development Funds Pay for Employees to Attend UNL's Online Food Processing Management Program

LINCOLN, Neb., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Workforce Central Florida recently awarded a grant to Total Nutrition Technology (TNT), a nutritional supplement manufacturer. The grant allows three of the company's employees to complete the Food Processing Management Certificate program offered online by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

"We take pride in assisting customers with achieving their goals of being healthy, and in producing the highest-quality dietary supplements," said Lourdes McAgy, chief operations officer at TNT. "With the funds from Workforce Central Florida, our senior managers were able to gain valuable expertise through UNL's online educational program. They now have a comprehensive understanding of the entire process chain, and can better assist in refining our goals and operations. As a result, TNT has become more efficient, and our employees have gained job security and opportunities for growth," said McAgy.

As the compliance officer for the company, Kristina DeGeorge is one of the three employees taking the online program.

"It has been an eye opening experience," said DeGeorge. "I can see that it is making me more effective and efficient in my position. This grant has provided me with job security. If I did not have the opportunity to gain this knowledge, the company would have had to hire someone with a degree to replace me."

Created to produce professionals with the business acumen and practical knowledge required to lead successful teams and companies, the UNL Food Processing Management Certificate program is designed to increase expertise in food safety, QA/QC, employee safety, product development, processing, business growth strategies, and human resources. Some states, such as Florida and California, offer tuition reimbursement for the program through workforce development or labor department programs.

Media Contact:

Andreia Bianchini Huebner, Ph.D. The Food Processing Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, (402) 472-3114,

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