Firm sustains bakers’ empowerment, trains 403
As part of its corporate social investment programmes, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has empowered bakers with modern techniques aimed at ensuring improved production and maximum profitability.
Fourteen of such bakers randomly picked nationwide were recently turned into certified master bakers as they successfully graduated from the company’s bakery school. The school has so far trained and graduates about 403 master bakers from across the country in 31 regular courses and one executive course.
Presenting certificates to the Regular Course 31 graduands, Managing Director, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Lanre Jaiyeola, noted that the school strives to empower bakers by equipping them with modern baking skills and flour handling procedures that they can use to maximize yield from flour and run their bakery operations more professionally and profitably.
“At Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, our vision has always been to equip bakers with the most important resource, i.e knowledge required to run profitable operations and build enduring businesses. This vision is driven by the understanding of the impacts small and medium scale businesses can have in our country as engine of job creation and enablers of wealth distribution”, he said.
He said during the three weeks training period, students were taught the science of baking ingredient, common bread fault, and how to solve them, how to maximize baker output through the production of different bread varieties, basic selling, marketing, finance and people management tips.