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FaB Prep Session for Participants in Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery
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FaB Prep Session for Participants in Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery

When: Tuesday, March 14
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Where: Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)
756 N. Milwaukee St.
Suite 400
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202
United States
Contact: Shelley Jurewicz

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FaB's Talent Committee is offering this session in advance of our FFF. Join us, in-person or call-in, on March 14 to learn fully what to expect and how to prepare. 

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. 

High Schools
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


Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce

756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI  53202 
>>Location and directions

  • Call-In Number: 414.287.4102
  • Participation Code:  942 656 79


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. 

Career Opportunities
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 required to:
  • 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.

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