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Alianza Fundación Chile

Cada día es más reconocido que el logro de la producción, procesamiento y comercialización de alimentos inocuos, sustentado en un sistema de gestión de inocuidad, tiene como pilar fundamental la capacitación del personal.

La experiencia de años de GCL en la capacitación de empresas de la industria y la observación de la necesidad de integrar el conocimiento a la práctica diaria nos ha permitido elaborar un programa conjunto de destrezas enfocadas en el aprendizaje del conocimiento técnico y del proceso de aprendizaje para que este pueda ser transferido al trabajo diario.

Por su parte, ABT se interesa en iniciar la Alianza Estratégica, Sur-Sur, entre GCL y el Grupo ABT, a través de la cual AgroBioTek amplía su oferta de entrenamiento y capacitación, dando así respuesta a la necesidad manifiesta de la industria de alimentos de mejorar su competitividad ante los mercados globalizados de hoy en día.

Gracias a esta Alianza Estratégica, Sur-Sur, se ha materializado un calendario de 10 cursos que se ejecutarán en Panamá, República Dominicana, El Salvador, Venezuela y Honduras.

 
Alianza Estratégica ABT - AIB: Fortalecimiento de la Capacitación
Un interesante artículo sobre la alianza estratégica entre AgroBioTek Internacional y AIB International y el impacto de la capacitación en el fortalecimiento de las capacidades en la industria agroalimentaria.
Desde marzo del 2001, a través de esta alianza se han ofrecido un total de 48 seminarios, con una asistencia promedio de 30 personas y más de 1,440 personas capacitadas, en seis países latinoamericanos.

 

A continuación, una reproducción del texto del Artículo:

International Partnership Builds Strong Education Reputation
By Kerry Beach

Nearly 12 years ago, Humberto Cosenza and Jeannette Ayestas responded to a great need of the Honduran agroindustry for solutions to improve its processes. In 1995, they founded AgroBioTek, which began as a laboratory to provide practical, innovative and integral solutions that strengthen and grow the food, agricultural and veterinary industries. Since it began, the company has expanded its services to include inspecting and auditing food processing plants, hotel kitchens and restaurants; consulting for international HACCP certification and ISO 22000; laboratory services; sale of diagnostic reagents, materials and equipment; and education and training. AgroBioTek’s client-base includes customers from the meat, fish, produce, dairy, grain, beverage and processed foods industries in private and government sectors.

What began as a small business created to meet a specific need has quickly become recognized internationally as a one-stop powerhouse, with locations in Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela, integrated by multidisciplinary and highly professional personnel. As the food industry in the Americas, particularly the Central American region, has been impacted by today’s global market and by multi-lateral free trade agreements (North American Free Trade Agreement and the Central American & Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement), as well as bi-lateral agreements with Chile, Mexico, Panama and Taiwan, AgroBioTek realized the need to establish a strategic partnership with a company that already had a worldwide reputation as a first-rate trainer of food industry personnel, in order to offer such services to the food industry in the countries they serve. In March 2001, AgroBioTek teamed with AIB International to offer a wide array of training opportunities. Since then, the partnership has offered a total of 48 seminars. With an average seminar attendance of 30 people,
an estimated 1,440 people have been trained thus far.

AgroBioTek and AIB have 33 seminars scheduled in six Latin American countries in 2007. Each course is a mixture of interactive lectures and workshops led by AIB’s renowned instructors. Seminars offered on the
2007 schedule include:

• Basic HACCP Workshop
• Advanced HACCP Workshop
• Food Plant GMP/Sanitation Workshop
• Principles of Inspecting and Auditing Food Plants
• Maintenance Fundamentals
• Integrated Quality Systems
• Developing and Implementing a Sanitation Program
• Developing and Implementing a Chemical Control Program
• Developing and Implementing an Allergen Control Program

The main goal of AgroBioTek’s training program is to support the Latin American agroindustry in enhancing its capacity to compete in today’s global market. Since the beginning of the strategic partnership between AgroBioTek and AIB, there has been a significant improvement in the food safety practices of the companies they have trained. As the Latin American food industry continues to grow, a significant number of food plants are seeking to be trained and many more have improved their food manufacturing practices. Together, AgroBioTek and AIB International proudly serve the food industry to continually improve the safety of the food supply.