Are you looking to join the workforce of the ever-growing food industry, just need the tools and training to do so?

Look no further!

Mission Community Skills Centre is now offering a unique Food Hub Work Experience program, and they’re on the hunt for applicants with a passion for the industry.

The 6-week course involves learning the skills, networking, coaching, experience and certificates needed to gain employment in one of BC’s fastest growing lines of work, and the best part? You get paid for it!

That’s right, the Food Hub Work Experience program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy – which means you get to learn the tricks of the trade all while getting paid.

The Food Hub responds to the producers and needs specific to its region. All food hubs strive to promote production growth, and support farmers, making local food accessible to larger markets while stimulating economic growth.

The next cohort starts January 10th, 2022, and you can apply here – take a look below to see if this program is for you:

Who’s eligible

  • Between 15 – 30 years old
  • unemployed
  • legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A resident of BC
  • Committed to 6-weeks of training

What you’ll get

  • On the job training that gives you hands-on learning in a supportive, dynamic, GROWING field in everything from production to packaging, warehousing to transportation!
  • 1-week of training, 5-weeks of work experience
  • Pay for the full 6-weeks
  •  Certificates and training, including but not limited to: Occupational First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, Manufacturing Food Safety, Worksafe BC Back Talk, and Intro to Manufacturing Safety

The program will take place in Victoria, with work experience determined by host-employers at a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Food Hub Work Experience program

  • Where: The Victoria Community Food Hub Society (VCFHS) Victoria, 808 Viewfield Road
  • When: Next cohort kicks off on January 10th, 2022
  • To apply: Register online here

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