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 – 18 years old.
  • Interest in learning or improving skills in food processing, safety and hospitality.
  • Reading comprehension with a Canadian Language Benchmark of 4
  • Access to computer or tablet and internet connection.
  • 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 featuring food industry professionals and guest speakers.
  • 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.  It is recommended that participants allocate 10-12 hours per week to complete the program.

Curriculum: For a detailed overview of the program’s course offering.  Please visit Program Curriculum

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


Food Entrepreneurship

  • This 4-week program is a combination of online self-study and live instructor-led sessions designed to occur simultaneously in an effort to train and upskill participants quickly, thus enabling them meet their entrepreneurship goals faster.
  • Program participants are provided with course materials accessible via an online platform (LMS) to complete work at their own pace with dedicated program facilitators available to help answer questions or provide troubleshooting solutions virtually.
  • These online sessions provide students an opportunity to ask questions and receive further training support, and feature food industry professionals as guest speakers.

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

  • Food regulations, safe food handling & processing.
  • Marketing, promotion & e-commerce.
  • Food Industry trends.
  • Scaling operations and production.
  • Permits & licenses.

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

Curriculum: For a detailed overview of the program’s course offering.  Please visit Program Curriculum

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


How to Apply?

We are currently accepting online applications. To apply – CLICK HERE


Contact Us

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

Email: info@tccld.org

Phone: (647) 493-2462 press 1 for Program & Registration.