Program has been introduced as a new program to ensure a pool of
highly qualified and experienced milk grading experts is available
as a resource for the industry and the training programs. Currently,
this program is focused on trainers for the Plant Milk and Cream
Graders' (PMCG) Program.
Interested candidates must apply in writing to Ontario Dairy Council
(ODC) Evaluation Committee. An application will consist of a cover
letter indicating interest, a detailed, current resume and an attached
letter of recommendation and support from the applicant's supervisor.
must hold a current and valid PMCG Certificate
must have held a PMCG Certificate for at least three to five years
must grade milk on a regular basis (at least once per week)
must be currently working in an Ontario dairy processing plant
that is an active member of ODC
There is no
cost to apply. Accepted applicants will be trained at no charge
by ODC. Each applicant must agree that upon successful completion
of the program they will volunteer their time and knowledge for
future sessions of the PMCG program, at least once per year for
a minimum of five years (provided the trainer is actively employed
in the dairy industry). ODC will reimburse applicants for out-of-pocket
expenses when necessary (i.e. mileage, accommodations, meals, supplies,
Accepted applicants will be required to work "hand-in-hand"
with current PMCG instructors for four full PMCG Training Sessions
within 36 months of being accepted to the program.
will monitor and actively participate in each of the training sessions.
A detailed guideline will be provided to successful candidates.
will be evaluated by PMCG instructors at the end of the four sessions
to determine candidate's ability to prepare samples, work with students
on learning techniques of grading and present the theoretical elements
of the program. The instructors will submit the evaluation along
with a recommendation for acceptance as an ODC Milk Grading Expert
to the Evaluation Committee for approval.