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Hands-On Training (HOT) Program Emphasizes Learning by Doing

All grain companies need trained and skilled operators and maintenance people. GEAPS and Kansas State University (K-State) have designed Hands-On Training (HOT) Program to train grain workers on real, operating grain conveying equipment.

Program Overview

Over the course of two and a half days, you will work directly on the following equipment:

  • Bucket elevator
  • Distributors
  • Screw conveyors
  • Bin sweep
  • Chain conveyors
  • Belt conveyors

Come Prepared With Pre-Training Modules

Safety and lubrication are key components of the HOT program. Before you start the training, you will complete three hour-long online modules on safety, lubrication and the development and implementation of comprehensive preventative maintenance programs.

2019 Hands-On Training Information

This interactive training will take place December 3-5, 2019 at Kansas State University in the Hal Ross Flour Mill. Attendance is capped at 30 participates to ensure personal attention and sufficient time operating equipment. The course cost is $1,375 for GEAPS members and $1,725 for non-members.

Refund Policy/Cancellation Policy

GEAPS and Kansas State University reserve the right to cancel or reschedule courses if minimum enrollment numbers are not met. If a course is canceled, participants will be refunded 100 percent of their tuition. If a course is rescheduled, participants will have the opportunity to have 100 percent of their registration fees applied to the rescheduled course or receive a full refund.

Participants who wish to cancel or transfer their registration to another employee can do so as long as notice is received at least fifteen days prior to the course start date. Refund requests made fourteen days or less before a course start date will be not be refunded.