One key factor that sets the HDG Academy apart from other learning institutes in the industry is its affiliation with the HDG survey group. The HDG survey group is a collection of companies that has been specializing in quality control of fruits and vegetables since 1981. With almost 75 experts, the group has developed extensive experience in this field, working for importers, exporters, and the insurance industry.
By expanding its operations and working with companies worldwide, the HDG survey group has built a strong name in the market and expanded its network of international surveyors. In the Netherlands, the group has a strong collaboration with Expertisebureau HDG, Fruitify Experts, Agri Software, and the HDG Academy, all based in the surroundings of Rotterdam. The group has also expanded its business abroad, with HDG Germany in Hamburg and HDG Ibérica in Valencia, Spain.
This extensive experience and global network of experts sets the Fruit Industry Academy apart from other learning institutes in the fruit industry, and provides valuable benefits to students and companies attending its programs.
Through its courses and masterclasses, the academy aims to provide expert training and professional development opportunities to employees and companies in the cold chain. By offering high-quality programs taught by experienced instructors, the academy seeks to empower participants with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their careers.
In addition to its focus on providing expert training, the academy also strives to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can learn and grow together. The academy values diversity and encourages all participants to be themselves and bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the classroom.
Our mission at HDG Academy is to empower professionals in the cold chain and post-harvest industry with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their careers and drive the success of their companies.
We are committed to providing high-quality, industry-specific education and training that is accessible, convenient, and relevant to the needs of our students. Through our courses and programs, we strive to foster a community of professionals who are dedicated to excellence and continuous learning, and to help advance the industry as a whole.
Our goal is to provide a range of educational programs and courses that cater to the diverse needs of our students and their companies. From entry-level training to advanced industry-specific courses, we aim to provide a well-rounded education that covers all aspects our work field.
In addition to traditional classroom-style learning, we also offer hands-on training and real-world experience through field trips and other experiential learning opportunities. By providing a practical, hands-on approach to education, we aim to give our participants the skills and experience they need to excel in their careers, while also promoting sustainable practices.
We are committed to sustainability and believe that it is crucial for the long-term success and growth of the perishables industry. As such, we will incorporate sustainable practices into all aspects of our operations, from the materials we use to the way we source our food.
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