CSI and Chobani Team Up For Training Program
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - Chobani will be investing just under $500 million in Twin Falls and employing around 400 people.
For the next few weeks, numerous new employees working for Chobani are learning about the company and their jobs.
These employees are training at the College of Southern Idaho.
This partnership between CSI and Chobani will help everyone in the future.
"Building this magnitude of a plant in Twin Falls was a bold move because it's never been done before and there are a lot of industries following Chobani's footsteps which is a great thing,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder/CEO, Chobani.
A great thing for many locals as well as new doors open for a job at the plant.
"We want to make sure while we are building the plant, we are building the city together,” said Ulukaya.
And part of that means growing the workforce.
That's why Chobani has teamed up with the College of Southern Idaho.
"The college's part will be helping to build that workforce to help make the plant profitable and run in the long term. We will ensure the workface will be here as products evolve,” said President Jerry Beck, College of Southern Idaho.
Right now at the College of Southern Idaho, there are 40 employees training to become upper management and in just about a month, they'll be able to do just that.
"I always wanted Chobani to get involved with the Universities because there is a lot of talent in the Universities,” said Ulukaya.
This isn't the first time the college has run training programs.
"The college has been involved in many recruitment and training efforts for companies who have come to the Magic Valley,” said President Beck.
CSI and Chobani, joining together to better the City's future.
Chobani is expecting to open in the later part of 2012.