Frequently Asked Questions about Skills Training Atlantic Canada

Q. What is Skills Training Atlantic Canada (STAC)?

A. Food Processing Skills Canada and partners are excited to announce Skills Training Atlantic Canada – a new online training program specifically designed for food and beverage manufacturing sector employers in Atlantic Canada.

The program will be launched on November 16th and will provide the latest technical and social emotional learning courses to advance skills in Atlantic Canada’s workforce. The program is available to employers at NO COST.

This two-year initiative has been generously supported by the Future Skills Centre.

Q. Who is eligible to participate in the program?

A. All food and beverage manufacturing sector employers in Atlantic Canada – Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador are eligible. A maximum employee participation of 20 individuals per company has been capped for the program.

Q. Who does the program train and why?

A. Employees in the following categories of Supervisors, Frontline Workers and New Hires & Seasonal Workers can be registered for the online training and coaching program. Skills Training Atlantic Canada provides the latest technical and social emotional learning training developed by Food Processing Skills Canada to raise the ‘skills bar’ for businesses in Atlantic Canada.

Q. What is the cost to employers?

A. There is NO COST to employers for participating in the program. The value of training and coaching has been estimated at $24,565 per participant.

Q. How long does the training take and what do participants learn?

A. Training is online and self-paced and takes between 50 and 90 hours per individual. The Supervisor stream also offers mini coaching and mentoring support.

NEW HIRES & SEASONAL WORKERS (Workplace Essentials) – Provides foundation skills for working in the food and beverage processing sector. Specifically, for those with no or little work experience, new to Canadian work culture or to Canadian food safety culture or/and likely do not have Canadian High School Diploma.

FRONTLINE WORKERS (Level 1 Foundations) – Establishes an understanding of the food and beverage processing sector. Specifically, for those with 1 year of experience or less in a food and beverage processing work setting, in or seeking their first employment position in food and beverage processing.

SUPERVISORS (Level 3 Supervisor) – Provides support to set new supervisors up for success. Specifically, for those currently holding, or transitioning to, supervisory positions.

Q. How do I learn more? 

A. Contact one of our Skills Training Atlantic Canada team members here.

Q. I am a food and beverage manufacturing industry employer in Atlantic Canada. How do I apply?

A. The process is easy. Just follow this link to register and the Skills Training Atlantic Canada team will follow up with you.

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