Purpose of the Project
Food and Beverage manufacturing and processing is now the largest component of British Columbia’s manufacturing industry. The main goal of the BC Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing Sector Labour Market Partnership (SLMP), formed between industry and government, is to address the significant skills shortages faced by food and beverage companies in British Columbia.
Not only is food and beverage consumption essential to human survival, it has also become a defining characteristic of our culture and a key component of our social interaction and entertainment. The sector is also important economically, even more so, now that is has become the largest sector in British Columbia’s diverse manufacturing industry
The sector, like others, is facing some barriers to further growth. Availability of skilled labour remains a major concern and industry players have come together to collaborate on finding solutions to common challenges.
Labour Market Partnerships have five phases and the Food and Beverage project is currently in Phase 1 – Sector Engagement.
More information on the current phase can be found below:
Additional Phase Information
- Identify workforce challenges impacting industry
- Deepen understanding of workforce issues
- Conduct research to establish facts
This phase of the project has not yet started.
- Identify stakeholders
- Build awareness and create engagement in the project
- Develop a project framework and governance structure
- Develop project scope and terms of reference for the research phase
Download the Phase 1 Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing Sector Engagement Report (2017)WorkBC Short-link for Social Media: mfgbc.org/2FW06Ca
- - Identify workforce challenges impacting industry - Deepen understanding of workforce issues - Conduct research to establish facts
Benefits for the Sector
Industry and government will collaborate to address employer concerns surrounding skills shortages, training and development gaps, labour cost competitiveness, and overall worker availability and accessibility.
The SLMP will collect data to inform a strategy that addresses the needs of industry.
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