2 Developing YOUR Employability Skills The conference board of Canada’s Corporate Council on Education developed the Employability Skills Profile to communicate the changing skills needed to be successful in today’s workplace.Food for thought
3 Employability Skills Profile The profile is based on input from employers and validated by a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with education and career training in Canada.The profile is a list of employability skills that young people need for paid or self-employment and to enhance their citizenship and self-fulfillment – in other words, to become fully participating members of society.
4 So, What are Employability Skills ? Employability skills are transferable skills that are used in all careers.
5 Two ways to develop your employability skills: Learn them as part of the subject-based curriculum.Participate in career preparation, work experience courses, or business education partnership exercises.
6 Employability Skills Profile Categories : Academic Skills – equip people to communicate, think and continue to learn throughout their lives.Personal Management Skills – ensure that people know how to demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours, responsibility and adaptability.Teamwork Skills – reflect the fact that people need to be able to work with others.
7 Hand out Activity sheet to each student Employability Skills 2000+The skills you need to enter, stay in, and progress in the world of work - whether you work on your own or as a part of a team. These skills can also be applied and used beyond the workplace in a range of daily activities.FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS The skills needed as a base for further developmentPERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS The personal skills, attitudes and behaviours that drive one's potential for growthTEAMWORK SKILLS The skills and attributes needed to contribute productivelyYou will be better prepared to progress in the world of work when you can:You will be able to offer yourself greater possibilities for achievement when you can:You will be better prepared to add value to the outcomes of a task, project or team when you can:COMMUNICATEread and understand information presented in a variety of forms (e.g., words, graphs, charts, diagrams)write and speak so others pay attention and understandlisten and ask questions to understand and appreciate the points of view of othersshare information using a range of information and communications technologies (e.g., voice, , computers)use relevant scientific, technological and mathematical knowledge and skills to explain or clarify ideasMANAGE INFORMATIONlocate, gather and organize information using appropriate technology and information systemsaccess, analyze and apply knowledge and skills from various disciplines (e.g., the arts, languages, science, technology mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities)USE NUMBERSdecide what needs to be measured or calculatedobserve and record data using appropriate methods, tools and technologymake estimates and verify calculationsTHINK AND SOLVE PROBLEMSassess situations and identify problemsseek different points of view and evaluate them based on factsrecognize the human, interpersonal, technical, scientific and mathematical dimensions of a problemidentify the root cause of a problembe creative and innovative in exploring possible solutionsreadily use science, technology and mathematics as ways to think, gain and share knowledge, solve problems and make decisionsevaluate solutions to make recommendations or decisionsimplement solutionscheck to see if a solution works, and act on opportunities for improvementDEMONSTRATE POSITIVE ATTITUDES & BEHAVIOURSfeel good about yourself and be confidentdeal with people, problems and situations with honesty, integrity and personal ethicsrecognize your own and other people's good effortstake care of your personal healthshow interest, initiative and effortBE RESPONSIBLEset goals and priorities balancing work and personal lifeplan and manage time, money and other resources to achieve goalsassess, weigh and manage riskbe accountable for your actions and the actions of you groupbe socially responsible and contribute to your communityBE ADAPTABLEwork independently or as a part of a teamcarry out multiple tasks or projectsbe innovative and resourceful: identify and suggest alternative ways to achieve goals and get the job donebe open and respond constructively to changelearn from your mistakes and accept feedbackcope with uncertaintyLEARN CONTINUOUSLYbe willing to continuously learn and growassess personal strengths and areas of developmentset your own learning goalsidentify and access learning sources and opportunitiesplan for and achieve your learning goalsWORK SAFELYbe aware of personal and group health and safety practices and procedures, and act in accordance with theseWORK WITH OTHERSunderstand and work within the dynamics of a groupensure that a team's purpose and objectives are clearbe flexible: respect, be open to and supportive of the thoughts, opinions and contributions of others in a grouprecognize and respect people's diversity, individual differences and perspectivesaccept and provide feedback in a constructive and considerate mannercontribute to a team by sharing information and expertiselead or support when appropriate, motivating a group for high performanceunderstand the role of conflict in a group to reach solutionsmanage and resolve conflict when appropriatePARTICIPATE IN PROJECTS AND TASKSplan, design or carry out a project or task from start to finish with well-defined objectives and outcomesdevelop a plan, seek feedback, test, revise and implementwork to agreed quality standards and specificationsselect and use appropriate tools and technology for a task or projectadapt to changing requirements and informationcontinuously monitor the success of a project or task and identify ways to improveSee page 4 in binderHand out Activity sheet to each student
8 Activity Silently, think about your own Employability Skills. Write down as many Employability Skills as possible that pertain to you. You have one minute to complete this task.Write down where you acquired these skills (your experience).Discuss Employability Skills with your classmates. What employability skills do they have and where they gained their experience from(i.e. being responsible – babysitting;using numbers – cashier).
9 Employability Skills Academic Skills – communicate manage information use numbersthink & solve problemsPersonal Management Skills -demonstrate positive attitudes & behavioursbe responsiblebe adaptablelearn continuouslywork safelyTeamwork Skills - work with othersparticipate in projects & tasks
10 Food Industry Employment Opportunities The food industry is broken into profit (to make money) and nonprofit (to provide a service ~ schools, hospitals, workplace dining rooms, nursing homes, prisons ~ meals are generally limited). Nonprofit food service industries are referred to as institutions.There are many different jobs in the food service industry:registered dietitian – professional trained in nutrition.caterer – specialize in preparing food that will be served elsewhere (i.e. weddings, banquets).Food service employees must be multi-talented and effective. The food service is one of Canada’s L A R G E S T industries, making up to 75% of the industrial jobs in Canada.
11 Institutional Food Service - May be nonprofit- Special diets often needed- Meals should be nutritiousInstitutionsCentersChild CarePrisonsJails &Snack Bars &CafeteriasDormitoriesCollegeSchoolsFacilitiesMilitary& HospitalsNursing HomesSenior CitizenWhat are advantages and disadvantages of institutional food services?
12 Assignment 1.1 Local Community / Career Opportunities Binder page 14 Due in 1 week…
13 Other jobs in the Food Service Industry Binder page 7
17 What makes a great employee? Advantages of food service employment…Can find work in almost any locationWages & benefits improvingDemandLots of part-time jobsNeed for workers will continue to increaseOpportunities for advancementDisadvantages of food service employment…Work under pressureOften low pay for beginning jobsWork shift work (nights, weekends, holidays, odd hours)DependableWilling to learnOrganizedWell-groomedTeam workerAccurateClean
18 Assignment 1.2 Interview & Restaurant Evaluation Binder page 15 Due in 1 week
20 Chapter 1.1 Questions - CAREERS 1. Employees who take pride in their work and treat customers with ____and ____ will find rewarding opportunities in the food service industry.2. Foodservice jobs generally fall into two categories: those that work with _____________ and those that involve__________.3. In a kitchen ______, special tasks are assigned to each member of the kitchen staff.4. Most restaurants ________, or provide work experience in a variety of tasks.5. Cross-training reduces the cost of ______ and results in ___________.
21 6. ___________ work in a production line, prepare meals quickly and are generally divided into stations.7. __________reports to the executive chef and may supervise other chefs.8. ____________ make baked items and pastries.9. __________ prepares ingredients to be used on the food line.10. _____________ is responsible for preparing cold food items.11. ____________ manages all kitchen operations.12. ______________work in labs or test kitchens, i.e. Pillsbury or Kraft.13. _____________ oversees banquet operations and coordinate events.
22 14. ________________ reports to the foodservice director or general manager and coordinates the menus for each function.15. ______________orders ingredients and makes sure they are prepared correctly.16. ____________________coordinates hosts, servers and bussers.17. _______________oversees the entire restaurant, including day-to-day operations such as record keeping, payroll, advertising and hiring.18. __________ buys goods according to his/her clients’ needs, i.e. shopping for best prices of ingredients, ordering ingredients to meet demands of the menu.19. ____________represents the company that sells the product to the foodservice industry.20. A _______is a company that sells products to the foodservice industry.21. The foodservice staff work directly with the _________ whereas the food preparation staff work with the _______.22. Executive chef and manager are examples of ____________ job opportunities.
23 Chapter 1.2 Questions - TRENDS 1. Trends are general developments or movements in a certain direction within the industry, and may be ______, _______, _______, ________ or economic in nature.2. Institutions such as ________ and _______ provide food service to a large number of people.3. The three societal factors that influence customer needs are___________, ______ and ____________.4. Beginning jobs that require little or no experience are referred to as __________ positions.5. Non commercial operations, i.e. hospitals aim to cover ___________ whereas _________ operations , i.e. restaurants, aim to make profit.
24 6. Establishments that provide limited selection at low prices are called __________ restaurants. 7. Servers take customer orders and then bring the food to the table are _________ restaurants and can range from themed facilities to family restaurants.8. A restaurant that offers an upscale atmosphere, excellent food and service and higher prices is referred to as a __________ restaurant.9. How do trends impact the foodservice industry? ______________________________10. The two categories of foodservice operations are __________and____________.
25 Chapter 1.3 Questions - EDUCATION & TRAINING 1. You can begin preparing for a career in the foodservice industry while you are in ____2. While in high school, you can take culinary arts and try getting ______ work at a foodservice operation.3. After high school, you can enroll in an _______ program, a ______program, or an associate or __________ degree program.4. Learning excellent ___________ skills- reading, writing, listening and speaking is critical.5. ____________ positions such as dishwasher and counter worker require little or no training or experience.6. ___________ programs involve work experience, course work and a certification test.7. Certification is available in different areas such as culinary, baking and ________.
26 8. An _______involves a combination of hands-on training and classroom learning. 9. Some associate degrees offer classroom learning and provide ________ experience so you can apply techniques you’ve learned in class.10. __________ degree programs prepare students for supervisory and management positions in the food service industry.11. There are two types of bachelor degrees that are common in the foodservice industry: ___________ bachelor degrees provide students with hands-on learning and industry-specific information, and _______ bachelor degrees such as marketing, business and management provide a wide array of skills and information.
27 12. Some corporations offer specialized training programs known as _________ training programs. 13. Military training programs offer entry-level positions through management positions, allowing foodservice personnel to find ________ once out of the military.14. Some food service managers use a training called ________ when providing employees with on-the job training, allowing them to learn a variety of skills.