Education & Professional Development

EductionOwn your career development and boost your professional skills IQ with ideas and expertise found within IFT’s Education and Professional Development focus area, including the Education, Extension & Outreach division.

You’ll gain insight from professionals across industry, government, and academia on subjects like project management, communication skills, teaching strategies, and career management.

Below are a few examples of the titles our current members hold:
  • Dean
  • Quality Assurance Project Leader
  • Extension Specialist
  • Director - Industry Outreach
  • Professor
  • Training Manager
  • Quality Assurance Project Leader
  • Consultant

    Professional Development Courses

    IFT's online professional development courses provide you with the ease and convenience of completing these courses on your own schedule.

    These budget-friendly, online courses will help you further your career. Take a course in:

    - Business Ethics & Customer Service

    - Finance & Negotiation Skills

    - Leadership for Managers

    - Project Management & Problem Solving

    - Time & Stress Management

    Special IFT Member discounts apply.

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    IFT Career Center<br>Featured Jobs

    Sensory Scientist | WILD Flavors, Inc.
    April 22, 2014 | US - KY - Erlanger, PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE / EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER CRITICAL SKILLS:1. Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field. Minimum 3 years experience or Masters Degree and 1-2 years expe
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    Quality Control Chemist | Symrise
    April 3, 2014 | US - NJ - Teterboro, QUALITY CONTROL CHEMISTF&N Quality Control Symrise, “where Science and Sensation meet,” is the world's 4th largest manufacturer of flavors, fragrances and cosmetic & aro
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    Learn the stuff you NEED to know that you didn’t learn in school.

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