Tuesday, March 14
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)
756 N. Milwaukee St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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FREE PREP SESSION
FOR COMPANIES, HIGHER ED & HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN...
FaB's Talent Committee is offering two sessions in advance of our FFF. Join us on March 14 to learn fully what to expect and how to prepare. If your employer is looking to be one of 35 that will engage 300 students, or one of 12 high schools participating at FaB’s Farm to Factory to Fork Career Discovery on March 24 at Milwaukee Public Museum, we strongly encourage you to send a representative to one or both of our FFF Prep Sessions.
On March 14, we'll talk you through how the event will flow, where you will be and where you'll park. Plus, hear best practices from employers that have participated in previous FFF Career Discoveries.
This will be our third FFF and we’ve learned how to better engage the students to maximize the discovery experience and to prepare all involved. FFF is not a job fair, or even a career fair, but rather a career discovery.
Our Career Discovery gives participating food and beverage companies and higher education institutions the opportunity to inspire the next generation of talent into the career-making possibilities of the food and beverage industry.
At our prep session, we’ll take you through the logistics and ropes as we share what types of activities have been offered in the past and answer all your questions.
Pivotal to your participation in FFF is engaging students with an activity that offers an element of discovery. Be prepared to talk about how your products and services are developed.
Higher Education Institutions and Industry Training Organizations
Pivotal to your participation is offering course work and pathways related to, or valued by, the food and beverage industry. We want students to see the educational and training pathways available to them. Like our employers, we ask that you also engage students in a discovery activity.
Pivotal to your participation is engaging students using our Product Development Activities designed for pre-classroom, during the FFF Discovery, and post-classroom to heighten your students' discovery experience. Activities are designed for Correlation to National Standards: National Science Education Standards Understanding about science and technology - Standard E.
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Arrive and settle in
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program and logistical overview with Q&A
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Discovery activity best practice sharing with Q&A
LOCATION AND PARKING
Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Talent Demand and Void
Participating employers know that ensuring a talent pipeline for the food and beverage industry is more important than ever. With nearly half of the U.S. existing working population due to retire, a talent shortfall between Boomers and Generations X and Y, a talent migration from rural to urban, and increased training requirements, we need to act now if Wisconsin is going to continue our long history as a leader that feeds and quenches the world. The competition for talent is already heating up.
We’ve learned that students and educators are largely unaware of the career-making possibilities of the food and beverage industry.
The opportunities are
inspiring in an industry that produces, makes, distributes, sells, and prepares
the food we eat and drink. And at a time
when we need to attract the best and brightest for the industry innovation
- Feed and quench the world better
- Double the world’s food production by the
year 2015 to feed a global population of 9.7 billion, and
- Reduce the 40% of
food produced that goes to waste
From farm to factory to fork, there are opportunities for lifelong employment and a lifelong career experience with advanced training and upward career mobility along the way.
We’re an industry that recognizes
related work experience through a life, from youth employment to mature
professionals, from fast food and food service to production, manufacturing,
distribution and retail experience. We’re
an industry that offers a living experience that spans our charming small
communities to our urban centers. And income earning
potential is gratifying. A snapshot into
the factory shows average yearly earnings in food manufacturing at
$56,000/year, and beverage manufacturing at $68,000/year.