December 9, 2011

Comprehensive Management Training

Four months ago, Bounty Fresh Food, Inc. started its Comprehensive Poultry Management Training Program, a classroom-based management training for the future employees.
“Students” came from different universities like Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Central Mindanao University (CMU), and University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) having degrees like Agricultural Engineering, BS Agriculture (Soils and Animal Science Majors), and Doctor of Veterinary Science and Medicine. Furthermore, they are not just degree holder but all of them either graduated cum laude or topped the board exams in their respective fields (which is one of the qualifications in order to be part of the management training)
Last week (November 28-December 2) is our division’s (Feed Milling) schedule in giving "lectures" to the “students” about how our system works. Luckily, I was assigned as one of the lecturers.
On the first day, Sir Johan Susana gave an introduction about feed milling during the first hour of morning session and continued about receiving of raw materials. In afternoon, Sir Richard Rapisura talked about the different processes of feeds production.  

sir richard

On the 2nd day, Sir Johan discussed about dispatching or delivery of finished goods during the first two hours while Doc Joyce Cruz lectures on basic animal nutrition until afternoon session. 
sir johan

doc joyce
On the 3rd day, it was my turn to speak regarding Feeds Quality Assurance. The discussion runs about 2 hours while the remaining time allotted to me was used for the demonstration of basic laboratory techniques in evaluating raw materials.  

getting ready for their challenge

finding an insect damaged kernel of corn
(none of them found it)

In the afternoon, Doc Joyce gave her examination while the rest of the lecturers were given on the 5th day.

5th day
On the 4th day, it was a trip to the plant to discuss and show how the system runs in reality.This is also the time the students meet the people behind quality feeds. 
trainees with the Feed Mill Personel
On the 5th day, before giving their exams, we are very fortunate to have Dr. Neneth Reas of American Soybean Association to speak about global and local status of raw materials used in feed milling industry.

doc neneth reas of ASA
It was a tiring week for such activity but fulfilling knowing someone learns from you…

(photos courtesy of Doc Joyce)