DCTC develops training program for Burnsville business

Quality Ingredients Corporation, a national food manufacturer based in Burnsville, partnered with Dakota County Technical College to provide technical skills training after a recent expansion. Twenty new and 55 existing employee-owners in Minnesota will receive the training over a two-year period, thanks to a $115,332 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant.

Quality Ingredients Corporation is a leader in the spray drying industry and one of the largest 100 percent employee stock ownership plan companies in Minnesota. With its expertise in spray dry technology, the company transforms liquids into stable powders for the food and nutrition industries.

The official grant signing took place on Feb. 21 at the Quality Ingredients Corporation headquarters. Planning for training is currently under way and will begin in March. A portion of the training will be developed for hybrid delivery, with theory delivered in an online format and labs delivered on site.