FOOD SERVICES INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
Employment in this industry is expected to grow at an average rate of 1.0% from 2017 to 2021.
According to the Labour Force Survey, the gender breakdown in the Accommodation and Food Services industry is:
- women employed: 85, 300 people, or 57.6%
- men employed: 62, 900 people, or 42.5%
Food Service Business Environments:
By 2022, quick-service restaurants are expected to remain the largest segment in the food service industry, although full-service restaurants should be a close second.
Employment of food service managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026. Those with several years of work experience in food service and a degree in hospitality, restaurant, or food service management will have the best job opportunities.
Food Service Managers - Bureau of Labor Statistics Apr 12, 2019
Information taken from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/food-service-managers.htm
- Acquire job skills for the food service industry
- Understand skills needed for leadership
- Develop strong workplace essential skills
- Increase knowledge of Canadian workplace culture
- Comprehend requirements for workplace safety
- Minimum CLB 5 in all skill areas
- Limited, interrupted or no prior employment
- High school completion
- Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens residing in Edmonton Alberta
- Complete a Career vision Statement
Five Months In-Class Training
1. Food services
This program will use components of the internationally recognized American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) curriculum. You will learn foundational knowledge of the lodging and food service industry and move on to understanding aspects of food and beverage operations.
This program will help you develop leadership skills to be an effective decision maker, positively influence the workplace, and manage for continuous improvement processes.
3. Business communication
This program will help you to communicate effectively in the workplace. It will strengthen your oral and written communication skills through practical activities.
4. English language skills training
This program will increase your vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to prepare you to work in the food service industry.
5. Essential skills training
This program will help you build skills for the workplace:
- Document Use
- Oral Communication
- Working with Others
- Digital Technology
- Continuous Learning
6. Workplace safety training
This program will assist you in attaining industry recognized certificates in Food Safety, WHMIS, and ProServe
One month work experience
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