A trained foods and beverages technologist works in the field at every stage, from production to control and sale. He/she ensures the high quality of food and drinks that are to be consumed.
RegistrationGraduates of secondary education schools, such as Vocational high schools, Technical high schools, General high schools and Multidisciplinary high schools, are allowed to enroll, according to m.d. 5954.
On completion of their training, graduates receive a Vocational Training Certificate. On the condition that they pass the examination organised by EOPPEP, they receive a level-5 Certificate in Vocational Training in their field.
Duration of studies
IEK studies include 5 terms (semesters). Four of these terms, that is 1,200 hours, are theoretical and laboratory classes, whereas in the 5th term students become interns and apprentices for 960 hours (Training Practice).
TdescriptionA foods and beverages technician participates in the production chain in order to produce safe products, abiding to national and european regulations. He/she can work in food industries where he receives, stores, processes, transports and checks ingredients, intermediate and final products, using machinery and utensils. Food and beverages technologists can also work in qualitative andantitative control laboratories, where they evaluate products contribute to the improvement of them.