Better Food Work Employment Training Program

Dixon Hall Employment Services is now accepting referrals for the Better Food Work job training program that is being held in partnership with caterToronto and Fred Victor CRC. This 8-week training program is for Ontario Works recipients aged 18-64 who are enthusiastic to secure full-time work in the food sector – food & beverage, hospitality, or manufacturing industries. The program starts Sept. 8th and participants are required to have a valid food handler certificate. (Dixon Hall’s Literacy & Basic Skills program also offer free food hander training and certification and the next training is happening July 19-23. Click here to fill out a pre-screening questionnaire.)

Program Benefits

  • Online training led by experienced instructor
  • “Supplies for success” kit provided to practice at home and become job-ready
    Practical curriculum, including virtual site tours to meet a range of potential employers, and guidance to advance careers in the food sector
  • Support to find and obtain paid job placement
  • WHMIS, First Aid, CPR & AED certifications
  • $250/month for training-related expenses
  • $142/month for transportation expenses

 

Eligibility:

  • 18-64 years of age
  • Be an Ontario Works client
  • Able to work in Canada
  • Must live in the City of Toronto
  • Be enthusiastic to secure full-time work in the food sector – food & beverage, hospitality, or manufacturing industries
  • Must possess a valid food handler certificate (recently expired certificate may qualify; will need to renew)
  • Able to lift 50lbs and reach overhead (at or above shoulder level)
  • Comfortable standing or moving for most of work time

For more information visit betterfoodwork.ca or contact Cora Wong at cora.wong@dixonhall.org or 416-677-3538.