Food Processing Essential Skills Program

Workplace & Manufacturing Safety | Food Entrepreneurship

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Overview

The Food Processing Essential Skills Program (FPE) is a free online program.  The courses provide participants with current and relevant training and skills for obtaining employment in the food processing and hospitality industries. Due to the effects of COVID-19, the need for food processors is steadily increasing as grocery, hospital food service, and prepared food industries have seen a drastic increase in demand.

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual

Criteria: Ability to comprehend and successfully pass all quizzes and evaluations with a minimum mark of 70%.

Prerequisites: Prior to registering one must meet all requirements listed below.

  • Minimum age requirement ‚Äď 18 years old.
  • Interest in learning or improving skills in food processing, safety and hospitality.
  • Reading comprehension with a¬†Canadian Language Benchmark of 4
  • Ability to complete the course within the allotted time frame.

Program Streams

Workplace & Manufacturing Safety

  • The 4-week program is a combination of online self-study with live weekly check in sessions hosted on Zoom.
  • Program participants will be provided with course materials accessible via an online learning management system (LMS) to complete work at their own pace.

Objectives: Program participants can expect to learn valuable skills and required knowledge for obtaining employment, with a focus on food industry fundamentals such as:

  • Food Safety & Sanitation
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Distribution & Warehouse Safety
  • Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points
  • Digital Tech Skills
  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Length: 40 hours of self-study work over the course of 4 weeks to be completed at participant’s pace, with an optional 5th week for employment related training

Certificate: Nationally recognized certificate is issued jointly by Food Processing Skills Canada and the Centre of Learning & Development upon successful completion of the program.


Entrepreneurship 101

  • This 4-week program is a combination of online self-study with live weekly check in sessions hosted on Zoom.
  • Program participants are provided with course materials accessible via an online platform (LMS) to complete work at their own pace.

Objectives: Program participants can expect to learn valuable skills and required knowledge for launching or scaling a business, with a focus on entrepreneurship fundamentals such as:

  • Building a brand on social media
  • Networking for Success
  • Time management
  • Customer service
  • Business succession planning
  • Communication strategies
  • The ABC’s of supervising others
  • Communication for small business owners
  • Stress management

Length: It is recommended that participants allocate 10 hours per week over a 4 week period to complete the program stream.

Certificate: Nationally recognized certificate is issued jointly by Food Processing Skills Canada and the Centre of Learning & Development upon successful completion of the program.


How to Apply?

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Contact Us

For general inquiries or to learn more about participating in this program please contact us at:

Email: hajia.abubakar@tccld.org

Phone: (647) 493-2462 ext 126