INFO SESSION: Innovative training and employment opportunity

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 |


Join us for an Information Session to learn more about an innovative training and employment opportunity.


Monday, July 22, 2019 5:00 p.m.


Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
110 Saskatchewan Ave. W

Portage la Prairie

Local Initiative For Transition To Work

Upskilling for Entry Into the Food Processing Industry
in Portage la Prairie


Portage la Prairie is home to a strong and growing food processing industry. In consultation with local employers, a 12-week training program has been developed to help provide participants with the necessary skills to enter the food processing workforce. The Training program is a 12-week commitment, which requires full and prompt attendance from September 9th to November 29th, 2019.


Is a Career in Food Processing Right for You?

  • Able to perform physical tasks which may require repetition, lifting up to 50 lbs., and/or long periods of standing.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Able to work shift work.
  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent is preferred. A minimum of Grade 10 completion is required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

About the Training:

  • 12 weeks – September 9 to November 29, 2019.
  • Full and prompt attendance is required.
  • All Candidates must participate in a Selection Process in the 3 weeks prior to training.
  • Training will take place in Portage la Prairie.
  • A certificate of completion will be provided upon completion of the program.


You may be eligible for financial supports if you fit into one of these categories:

  • Have a current or previous Employment Insurance (EI) claim
  • Employed individuals who are low skilled
  • In receipt of Provincial Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) benefits
  • An individual who is unemployed or about to lose your job


Please RSVP to Workplace Education Manitoba’s Central Region
Coordinator at 1-866-704-6118, ext. 13.