Slide "Food Processing Skills Canada has partnered with industry leaders to launch Skills Training Atlantic Canada. This first of its kind program is designed to solve workforce challenges with employee training that is based on the Learning and Recognition Framework, and provide exciting new career opportunities in the region."

JENNEFER GRIFFITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOOD PROCESSING SKILLS CANADA
Thank you to the people employed in Canada's food and beverage manufacturing industry!

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Learn more about the Skills Training Atlantic Canada and how it can benefit you.

Choosing a Stream

Let us know your number of employees in each category – Supervisors, Frontline Workers and New Hires & Seasonal Workers.

Cost

There is no cost to you or your company just a willingness to work hard and a commitment to be better.

Curriculum

Over 100 hours of comprehensive, online training in Digital Skills, Food Safety, Numeracy and Social Emotional Learning.

Social Emotional Learning

Unique training in social emotional learning that supports improved employee adaptability, thinking skills, resilience and better communications.

Coaching Touchpoints

Supporting online training with pilot mini coaching and mentoring – a proven method to improving learning experiences and facilitating commitment to the process.

Timeline

Approximately 45 – 90 days for program training and completion followed by continuous check-ins and assessments.

Onboarding

An incredibly valuable four hour onboarding webinar – I AM FOOD – to be completed together.

Webinars

Leading industry experts will share best management practices and lessons learned for program participants.

Chromebook

For those who do not have access to a computer we offer Chromebooks to support online, self-paced learning for everyone.

Reporting

We make it easy with a customized online learning portal for your company to house reports and updates on employee progress.

Graduation & Microcredentials

Graduating participants receive a certificate of completion and program recognition.

More than $15,000 worth of online training per employee, delivered to your workforce with no interruption in production time!

How the program works

  1. START


    APPLY

    Connect with us here to apply.

    Assign a company Onsite Contact (OC) for us to connect with.

    Know how many staff will be in each stream, and who will need a Chromebook.
  2. WEEK 1


    REVIEW

    STAC contacts you to review your application and needs assessment survey

    Confirm number of employees per stream (Supervisors, Frontline Workers and New Hires & Seasonal Workers).
  3. WEEK 2


    COMMIT

    Employer confirms participation.

    STAC prepares a commitment letter and employer package.

    Employer signs and returns letter.
  4. WEEK 3


    SCHEDULE

    STAC provides your OC with Onboarding and Cohort dates.

    Employee Packages are sent.

    Login link is emailed to OC.
  5. WEEK 4


    SHARE THE NEWS

    OC notifies Employees about the new training program and schedule.
  1. START


    APPLY

    Connect with us here to apply.

    Assign a company Onsite Contact (OC) for us to connect with.

    Know how many staff will be in each stream, and who will need a Chromebook.
  2. WEEK 1


    REVIEW

    STAC contacts you to review your application and needs assessment survey

    Confirm number of employees per stream ( Supervisors, Frontline Workers,New Hires & Seasonal Workers ).
  3. WEEK 2


    COMMIT

    Employer confirms participation.

    STAC prepares a commitment letter and employer package.

    Employer signs and returns letter.
  4. WEEK 3


    SCHEDULE

    STAC provides your OC with Onboarding and Cohort dates.

    Employee Packages are sent.

    Login link is emailed to OC.
  5. WEEK 4


    SHARE THE NEWS

    OC notifies Employees about the new training program and schedule.
  1. PACKAGE ARRIVES


    LOGIN

    Employees are encouraged to go into the Learning Management System (LMS) for a look as soon as they get their packages, to familiarize themselves with the program.
  2. DAY 1-90


    TRAIN

    STAC books a Webinar Onboarding session with company - walk through I AM FOOD course together.

    Onboarding – Introduction to Acahkos

    Employees continue self paced training starting with Introduction to Emotional Intelligence.
  3. ASSET


    WORKBOOKS

    Employees are encouraged to track their progress in their workbook.
  4. ASSET


    ACAHKOS

    Coaching sessions will be provided for Supervisors using the Acahkos journal with a focus on Emotional Intelligence.
  5. ASSET


    VIDEOS & SUPPORT

    STAC will provide learning resources which will be especially helpful to the new user but also handy to a seasoned computer user.
  1. OCT-DEC


    PRE-TRAINING

    Evaluation Baseline survey

    - Employer
    - Employee
  2. 45-90 DAYS


    TRAINING

    Evaluation Individual course assessments

    Coaching - Acahkos

    Evaluation Compiled individual goals

    STAC checkin at 2 weeks & 1 month to see how things are progressing
  3. MONTHS 4 & 6


    POST-TRAINING

    Evaluation 2 week followup Employee /Employer

    Evaluation 12 week followup Employer/Employee

    Evaluation 12 week followup Manager
  4. DAY 100


    GRAD PACKS

    Participant Grad Packs including Certificates are sent to OC to share.

    Congratulations are definitely in order!

    Celebrate with your team.
  5. ANYDAY


    FEEDBACK

    We value your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

    Thank you for your participation.

It's all about the Learning & Recognition Framework

Our Learning & Recognition Framework (LRF) is a documented model that clearly defines each and every qualification (e.g. certificate) included within a comprehensive structure. It provides a hierarchy of recognition/qualifications, e.g. levels.

While no national governmentally-administered qualifications exist for the food industry in Canada, FPSC has identified a need to clearly articulate the recognition levels within the food industry.

The FPSC framework is unlike a national qualifications framework in that it is not necessarily be tied to the typical levels, such as diploma, degree, etc. – but has instead organized the nationally-validated food industry competencies into a logical structure with a training focus. The framework includes levels customized to the food and beverage processing sector, and will include several credentials at the lower levels – micro credentials!

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
JACK WELCH, FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GENERAL ELECTRIC

Upskill or Reskill your Employees Intentionally!

LEARNING & RECOGNITION FRAMEWORK
NEW HIRES / SEASONAL WORKERS
LEVEL 1 FOUNDATIONS - FRONTLINE WORKERS
WITH HIGH SCHOOL
WITHOUT HIGH SCHOOL
LEVEL 3 SUPERVISORS
Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3
Poster 4
Poster 5
24 courses | 56 hours
26 courses | 73.5 hours
33 courses | 87.5 hours
33 courses | 90.5 hours
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"Many employees are enthusiastic about embracing opportunities to learn. In the 2017 Accenture Future Workforce Worker and C-Suite Survey, more than two-thirds of employees surveyed said “it will be important/very important to learn new skills to work with intelligent technologies in the next 3 to 5 years.” ROI FOR UPSKILLING: Industry Leadership on Upskilling and Reskilling their Workforce 2020

Similar to how the Canadian Armed Forces upskills and reskills, choose employees that are interested in learning and doing better. Good team players will inspire others.


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"Many employees are enthusiastic about embracing opportunities to learn. In the 2017 Accenture Future Workforce Worker and C-Suite Survey, more than two-thirds of employees surveyed said “it will be important/very important to learn new skills to work with intelligent technologies in the next 3 to 5 years.” ROI FOR UPSKILLING: Industry Leadership on Upskilling and Reskilling their Workforce 2020

Similar to how the Canadian Armed Forces upskills and reskills, choose employees that are interested in learning and doing better. Good team players will inspire others.


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Course List

New Hires/Seasonal - Recommended Criteria

24 courses | 56 hours
For those with no or little work experience
For those who are new to Canadian work culture or to Canadian food safety culture
Likely do not have Canadian High School Diploma
Provides foundation skills for working in the food and beverage processing sector



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Course List

Frontline Workers - Recommended Criteria

26 courses | 73.5 hours | With High School or equivalent
Canadian High School /CEGEP or equivalent OR Workplace Essentials required*
Recommend Workplace Essentials Thinking Skills if have not taken the Workplace Essentials level





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Course List

Frontline Workers - Recommended Criteria

33 courses | 87.5 hours | No High School
Canadian High School /CEGEP or equivalent OR Workplace Essentials required*
Recommend Workplace Essentials Thinking Skills if have not taken the Workplace Essentials level





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Course List

Supervisors - Recommended Criteria

33 courses | 90.5 hours
Common Core Level 1 required
Recommend food and beverage processing technical experience of at least 6 months
Recommend minimum of 1 year of work experience in any sector
Recommend choice of at least one relevant Level 1 industry-specific elective (e.g. dairy industry, fish & seafood industry, etc).



Top Employer Challenges

Investing in your employees shows you care.
Common thread across all generations is appreciation. Gen Z in particular are looking for more personal development. UK BUSINESS REPORT 2020

Our Learning & Recognition Framework allows employees an opportunity to move up or over on the skills ladder. This can improve your talent pipeline.

Our program is ready to go, there is no cost to participate. We will onboard your employees, reducing pain points of implementing training.

You focus on your business and provide us with a contact to help facilitate your employee training and evaluations.
Training works! Perhaps our best Canadian example of upskilling and reskilling is our Canadian Forces. They take people who show promise and an interest in learning and then they turn them into amazing doctors, nurses, dentists, soldiers and leaders. It’s a commitment, but it will be worth it.

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Skills Training Atlantic Canada is a fully funded program while space is available.