Growing Idaho’s Food Processing Industry

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Growing Idaho’s Food Processing Industry received a $2,487,136 Round Three grant award to develop an optimum system for building and expanding programs that provide education, training experience, and employment for displaced workers; Trade Adjustment Assistance—eligible individual, under-skilled employees; and other similar populations.  The Growing Idaho’s Food Processing Industry project targets the Food Manufacturing and Processing sectors.

Defining Features of Project:

  • Creation of a new degree program, subsequently called Food Processing Technology to meet the needs of the area’s major employers;
  • Offering stackable and latticed credentials including Technical Certificates (TC) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees;
  • The Food Processing Technology (FPTC) program will emphasize food safety, quality assurance, food processing and management; and
  • The innovative delivery of English as a Second Language (ESL).

Project and Outcome Report
ProjectGrowing Idaho's Food Processing Industry
InstitutionCollege of Southern Idaho
Outcome ReportGrowing Idaho's Food Processing Industry Final Evaluation Report
Industry SectorManufacturing
Grant Completed9/30/17
Grant Amount$2,487,136
State Profile ReportIdaho State Profile Report
Participation Metrics
Participation460 participants
Completed program of study427
participants earning credentials303
Employment*129 employed after completion

*= As of the time of the Final Evaluation Report
Source: Grantee’s Third-Party Evaluation