Food Processing SHSM Sector

The SHSM–Food Processing enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on the manufacturing processes used in food production or the science of food processing. Schools may choose to provide a particular choice of focus aligned to the particular pathway the student is pursuing, e.g., the manufacturing processes focus may be more appropriate to a student pursuing an apprenticeship pathway, while a student pursuing a university pathway may be more interested in a food science focus. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.


CPR – C with AED
Food Safety Level 1
Standard First Aid
WHMIS – generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction


advanced training in a technique (e.g., vacuum packaging, specific equipment maintenance, cold processing) health and safety – basic supply chain management
anti-oppression and allyship training inventory control waste management leadership skills chemical handling Lean Manufacturing advanced training in a technology lockout/tagging customer service personal protective equipment – food processing basic electrical safety portfolio development employee empowerment training project management cleaning and sanitation in food processing quality management (ISO) fire safety and fire extinguisher use safe lifting practices dietary considerations sector-specific vehicle operation and safety Food Handler Certification specialized business program/competition (e.g., Junior Achievement Company Program, Summer Company Program) event coordination statistical process control (SPC) first aid/CPR/AED awareness transportation of dangerous goods hand tools and their uses infection control

Flashpoint Certifications

Customer Service
Portfolio Development
Project Management
Standard First Aid

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