Making connections in the agri‑food workforce.
Employers are seeking qualified candidates for Ontario’s food, beverage and agri-products sector. Feeding Your Future wants to make it easier for employers to find, train, and retain the workers they need, and help employ Ontarians with meaningful jobs during COVID-19 and beyond.
Job Matching Concierge Service
OFA is partnering with AgCareers.com and CareersInFood.com to help agri-food businesses set up an account online, post job openings, and manage applications.
Streamlining the process of connecting job seekers with agri‑food employers
Through webinars, agri-training opportunities and virtual career fairs, Feeding Your Future allows candidates to learn more about agriculture, enter the workforce feeling prepared and confident and bridges the gap to new employers and job opportunities.
WebinarsFree webinars for job seekers and employers to learn about opportunities in agri-food, health, safety and workplace culture
Agri-trainingA new online certificate for employees and job seekers as an introduction to agri-food safety and awareness
Career FairsFree online events hosted across the province to connect agri-food employers and job seekers
"Workplace culture starts with the employer but we hire individuals that will perpetuate that culture"
Spoken from this week's Ask the Agri-Food Employer panelist @JodiRoelands, owner of @RoelandsPlant Farms 🌱 It takes two sides to create & maintain the right workplace culture!
It's the little things that can go a long way! Support your small business with these #SmallBusinessWeek tips.
Sometimes a checklist can go a long way. ✅ Here are a few checklists for employers looking to keep their workplaces safe:
We are excited to be a part of this year's virtual @THERAWF with @AgCareers to host not 1 but 2 virtual career fairs!
Join us on November 10th & 12th from 11am-2pm for the chance to connect with an employer or a job seeker. Registration is open here https://royalfair.vfairs.com/en/registration
Don't miss out on this information session to learn how to apply for the Winter semester! Share with anyone you think this program would be perfect for🚜
Applications are now being accepted for Conestoga's full-time, funded Agricultural Equipment program starting January 2021.
A virtual information session on October 27 will provide an overview of the program and the application and acceptance process: http://ow.ly/wU4T50BYyPf
Get ready for the 2020 virtual AgriTech Hackathon- a 3 day virtual event from November 6-8th!
Teams of 4 will work together to solve one of 5 challenge questions and pitch it to a panel of judges. Visit the @AgritechH page for more info & register here https://agritechhackathon.ca/register/
To address the need for skilled equipment operators to support the agriculture industry, @ConestogaC has developed a NEW program called Agricultural Equipment Operator with hands-on learning!
Visit this link for upcoming information sessions
Conestoga College Accepting Applications for Agriculture Equipment Operator Pilot Program
Conestoga College is accepting applications for our Agricultural Equipment Operator Pilot program. The program is funded by the federal and provincial...
We would like to thank these panelists for joining us this morning for an awesome discussion! This conversation included very valuable and diverse perspectives from experienced employers.
If you missed the conversation, stay tuned for it to be uploaded to our website!
Our final introduction goes to Julie Salonin!
Julie is currently the HR Manager for Sysco in Southwestern Ontario. This includes associate relations, recruitment and onboarding, compensation and benefits management and talent/performance management.
Next up, meet panelist Jodi Roelands!
With her husband, Jodi is the co-founder and owner of Roelands Plant Farms, a greenhouse operation. Jodi has been involved in agriculture since her childhood through her family's poultry farm.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yfr_riNSTRqVI8crVuFnbg
October is small business month🏦
Through the impacts of the pandemic, it is essential to recognize the small business owners who need local support, now more than ever!
Learn you can do your part with this resource provided by @GKWCC
How to Support Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic - Chamber of Commerce KW
It’s an unsettling time right now for many small business owners and our community. With frequent (yet necessary) updates surrounding COVID-19 C...