A partnership with a local university is helping management and workers with Freshway Foods earn certificates in food science and food systems management.

Freshway upgrades workers through university trainingManagers from the Sidney, Ohio-based Fresh Unlimited Inc., dba Freshway Foods, are working with Wright State University and Freshway workers attend classes at the company’s headquarters and at the university’s Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio.

“We make these investments to protect the people who eat our food,” Phil Gilardi, Freshway’s president, said in a news release. “Our customers trust us to provide a fresh, wholesome, safe, healthy product, and these associates are learning practical skills they will put to use every day in making our quality products.”

The food science curriculum includes a balanced program of study with courses in food microbiology and food chemistry to management topics including personnel management, business finance and leadership.

The courses are tailored to allow Freshway workers to improve their technical and leadership skills in their current jobs, according to the release.

Freshway is a produce processor, repacker, distributor and logistics provider.