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SHTA Conference16 June 2017
Kate MathiesonFood & Drink Subject MentorCollege Development Network
Our aims:Raise the profile of the whole food and drink supply chain in our collegesRaise awareness of the links between industry needs, curriculum areas and career opportunities to college studentsCreate the motivated, skilled workforce of tomorrowPromote study of industry-relevant subjects in schools and collegesHelp develop relevant qualifications and articulation linksDeveloped professional development and resources for teachers and lecturersFacilitate supportive school, industry, college and universityworking relationships
Food & Drink Network
Job opportunities 14/6/2017 on several websites:
New Product Technologist £26,000Innovations Development Chef £35,000Sales Executive with background in NPD £30,000 + carOperations and Events Manager with catering background £38,000Food Technologist - £25,000Account Manager with knowledge of Baking- £33,000 +bonus+carIngredient Sourcing Executive with fluent German £28,000Export Controller with knowledge of Cantonese £32,000
National Progression Award (NPA)Food Manufacturing - Level 6 SCQF
The UnitsFood ProductionFundamentals of Food ScienceCommercial and Social Drivers in the Food IndustrySustainability
The QualificationExcellent overview of industryCan be delivered to senior phase pupils in school, at college oralongside Apprenticeships to existing employees4 Units = 24 SCQF CreditsModern, relevant qualification reflecting current practices
Food Manufacturing CPD
Based on the 4 units of the NPA + Introduction, Factory Visit and Classroom ProjectsSCQF Credit rated at level 8Developed in partnership with UHI Perth College and FDF ScotlandPiloted 16/17 with 5 Perthshire SchoolsNow available for delivery in other regions
8 food and drink showcase events run in collegesSound format for future regional events showcasing schools,colleges, industry collaboration and opportunitiesNational Food & Drink Careers Expo Murrayfield 14thSeptemberOnline teaching resources available for next termPart of wider Food Education partners network – all working forsame goalsTake up of NPA Food manufacturing rising slowlyCPD Developed and pilot delivered, evaluated and credit ratedInvolved in the redevelopment of several HNC/D qualifications to reflectindustry needs
Food & Drink Network
How the world is changing
Rural Food Industry growth through diversification – chef owned butchers, “destination” outletsRise in artisan foods, beers, gins – small is beautiful!Food trends changing faster than ever with more international flavoursRise in Agritourism, Food Tourism and Cookery SchoolsRetailers catering to sophisticated eat-in trends – all have development chefs in rising numbers and own production facilitiesChef branded outlets in our airports, food courts, hub diningIncrease in trend for delivered ingredients boxes
Kate MathiesonFood & Drink Subject Mentor, College Development Network07760 368001 or [email protected] out our website:

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