Breakdown of Levels
LEVEL I: EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
Introduces terminology commonly used in the food manufacturing industry, and addresses integration into the Canadian workforce. Cultural behaviors and diversity in the workplace are also key topics, contributing towards general employability and everyday life skills. Participants will become familiarized with foundational concepts used throughout the remainder of the training. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of the industry and the work environment.
LEVEL II: BASIC FOOD SAFETY
Incorporates ‘entry level’ topics and develops the concepts learned in the first level. Before working in a food plant, workers would typically receive on-site training on beginner food safety topics such as sanitation, food spoilage, and allergens. Given the workplace environment, knowledge of industrial safety practices are also very important. Level 2 covers all the essential industry- specific topics required for immediate employment in an entry level position.
LEVEL III: TECHNICAL FOOD SAFETY
More advanced, covering more complex subject areas – this level is ideal for management type positions. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of food safety principles and their overall impact on the food safety management system. Courses delve into auditing practices & procedures and the governing rules and regulations in Canada. It is recommended that participants have an educational background in the sciences or similar fields.