Monday March 26, 2012
Education Aim of NCA Confectionery Foundation
Washington, DC — To elevate confectionery industry awareness and strengthen its current and future work force, the NCA and its members have developed The Confectionery Foundation, which will focus on education, philanthropy and research.
The NCA says the foundation will initially conduct educational outreach programs to Chicago area high schools and vocational programs during the SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO, offering guided tours of the trade show, giving students an overview of the industry and the types of careers available in the candy business.
Further, it will promote confectionery factory tours and work to develop school curricula based on candy manufacturing and operations, according to the foundation.
The Confectionery Foundation Board will be chaired by Sara Clair, of Brown & Haley, and Bill Kelly, of Jelly Belly Candy Co., will serve as vice-chairman.