Creating Pathways for Training and Career Development

Event Date:

August 10, 2022

Event Time:

2:00 pm

Event Location:


Employers can see a dramatic improvement in retention and attraction efforts when partnering and investing in employee education, advancement, and success. The 2022 LinkedIn Global Talent Trends Report found that employees believe professional development is the number-one way to improve company culture. Neglecting careers development can also negatively impact an organization’s retention. According to a report by The Execu|Search Group, 86% of professionals said that they would change jobs if a new company offered them more opportunities for professional development.

On-the-job career development offers an accessible, affordable, and motivating opportunity that is attractive to current and potential employees. For employers, career development and on-the-job training pathways also provide an in-house solution to address your organization’s labour and skilled trades needs.


Date: August 10, 2022

Time: 2 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: Free

A recording of this session will be posted on Food and Beverage Ontario’s YouTube channel and shared directly with FBO members. 

Who should attend

Building a Value Proposition that Grows Your Workforce is specially tailored to support Ontario’s food and beverage processing employers and HR staff at small to medium sized businesses.

This session will be particularly valuable to

  • Ontario employers in the food and beverage processing industry
  • Human resource professionals
  • Managers and team leaders in the food and beverage processing industry

…and professionals involved in an organization’s talent attraction, recruitment, and retention strategies.

Session Presenters

Tracy Biernacki-Dusza

Senior Project Manager, Professionalizing the Food & Beverage Industry Project

Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC)

Tracy has been involved with Sector Councils since 2007, beginning with technology, agriculture and currently, food processing. Utilizing her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, Tracy is well-versed in assisting with the development and deployment of educational programming and skills recognition across Canada for secondary school students through to workers in the food processing industry. She understands the need for career exploration as a valuable resource for students entering the workforce while developing career awareness and career pathways for those who are looking for a new or in an existing career. Tracy strives to bring industry and education together in partnership while creating a pathway for lifelong learning and recognition.


Samir Khan

Senior Research and Evaluation Associate

Future Skills Centre

Samir Khan is senior research and evaluation associate at the Future Skills Centre in Toronto


Angeli Mehrotra, BA, SSW, CYW

EDI Employment Engagement Specialist, Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Co-operative Education | Experiential Learning Hub

University of Guelph

Angeli is an enthusiastic and professional individual with over 12 years of experience working in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Angeli has been working in employment since graduating college, which has given her the ability to help and connect with community partners, students, and employers in ensuring they achieve their goals and are connected with the right services.

Angeli’s greatest passion is helping individuals finding their passion and working with it. Her 10+ years of experience and the people she has worked with have taught her that no matter how many obstacles people can face, if they have passion and enthusiasm they can get far.

She has a BA in Psychology and Criminology and a diploma in Social Service Work and Child and Youth Work.

What you’ll get

Attendees will gain actionable insight on valuable training resources available to food and beverage processing employers to meet their training and career development needs.

About the Workplace and Cultural Development Series

Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry is facing an intensifying labour crisis, and modernized employer recruitment and retention strategies are key to attracting and retaining an essential workforce.

Our four-part webinar series will engage with industry leaders in HR and business development strategy to provide expert guidance on how to create an attractive workplace culture that grows authentic employer-employee relationships, attracts job seekers, and promotes innovation.

FBO’s Workplace and Cultural Development webinar series is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Event Schedule Details

  • August 10, 2022 2:00 pm
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