May is Learning Month at CPMA! / Mai est le mois de l'apprentissage à l'ACDFL!

Get Free Access to Produce Basics and Produce Essentials / Obtenez un accès gratuit à Produce Basics et Produce Essentials

CPMA is offering free course access to each member company! Your free company access can be used to provide a self-directed learning opportunity for a company employee or for an HR or training manager to view our learning modules and see how they can be a great onboarding and training tool for company employees. To register, please contact Ian Brodie at ibrodie@cpma.ca or 613-226-4187 ext. 216.

L’ACDFL offre un accès gratuit aux cours à chaque entreprise membre! Votre accès gratuit à l'entreprise peut être utilisé pour fournir une opportunité d'apprentissage autonome à un employé de l'entreprise ou à un responsable des ressources humaines ou à un responsable de la formation pour visualiser nos modules d'apprentissage et voir comment ils peuvent être un excellent outil d'intégration et de formation pour les employés de l'entreprise. Pour vous inscrire, veuillez communiquer avec Ian Brodie à ibrodie@cpma.ca ou au 613-226-4187 ext. 216.

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    These modules have been developed through industry consultations, an industry working group, and the CPMA Education Committee.

    The activities and content in these modules is intended to be broad and cover a range of knowledge, skills, and abilities that can be expected of a produce professional beginning their career in the industry.

    In many cases activities have been designed for you to reflect on your own situation and company so that your learning experience is tailored to your environment.

    At the end of this module individuals must successfully complete an exam to receive their Produce Basics Certificate.

    This course is available for purchase from the CPMA.

    Non-CPMA Member Price:$225 (plus applicable taxes) per participant.

    CPMA Member Price

    • 1-5 Participants $150 (plus applicable taxes) per participant - Order Form
    • 6-10 Participants $125 (plus applicable taxes) per participant - Email us
    • 11-25 Participants $100 (plus applicable taxes) per participant  - Email us
    • More than 26 Participants $75 (plus applicable taxes) per participant  - Email us

    For more than 5 participants, please contact us for pricing and enrollment.

    Payment Info

    Please click here to access a secure form to arrange for payment and input your participant information. There is a 1-2 day processing time when paying with a credit card.  Learners will not be enrolled in their program until the payment has been processed. Please be prepared and authorized to provide the following information for each participant: First Name, Last Name, Title, Email, and Phone.

    Course Description:

    The Produce Essentials Credential recognizes individuals who have an in-depth working knowledge of the produce industry.This program consists of five modules that are core to the produce industry including:

    Sustainability & Social License

    The concepts of sustainability and social licence are interpreted and applied within produce industry operations.

    Sales & Marketing

    The business of produce is explored including how business deals and relationships are developed and maintained in the produce industry.

    Production Practices

    From fields to greenhouses and beyond this module examines production practices specific to various growing environments.

    Produce Supply Chain Logistics

    The complexities of moving a living, breathing product from the field to the fork are examined across the supply chain.

    Food Safety & Quality Assurance

    Ensuring safe, quality produce is examined as a foundational requirement for the produce supply chain.

     

    Each module ends with a multiple choice exam.

    Payment Info:

    Please click here to access a secure form to arrange for payment and input your participant information. There is a 1-2 day processing time when paying with a credit card.  Learners will not be enrolled in their program until the payment has been processed. Please be prepared and authorized to provide the following information for each participant: First Name, Last Name, Title, Email, and Phone.

    CPMA Member Price: $250 (plus applicable taxes) per participant.

    Non-CPMA Member Price: $500 (plus applicable taxes) per participant.

    The Produce Essentials Credential:

    Once an individual has completed all of the required courses they can apply to receive their credential.

    Produce Essentials Credential Checklist:

    • Completed Produce Essentials Modules
    • 3750 workplace hours primarily related to produce

    AppleProduce 101 is a standalone course for individuals who have little or no experience in produce. This course has introductory information on different categories of produce, basic handling techniques, proper storage, and rudimentary food safety information.

    Produce Talks

    Produce Talks is the monthly CPMA podcast that is distributed through the CPMA website, iTunes, and several other podcast directories.  Each month we explore topics that affect the produce industry such as exploring innovative approaches, insights into a sector of the industry, new and emerging technologies, or trends that may influence consumer choices. 

    They are also available to CPMA members through the CPMA Community website.

    Suggest a topic for Produce Talks 

    Thank you to our sponsor, NatureFreshTM Farms!

    CPMA webinars focus on topics that impact the businesses of CPMA members and the produce industry.   CPMA works with a number of organizations to find speakers who are able to provide CPMA members with the best information possible.

    Suggest a topic for a future webinar

    To access a list of upcoming webinars, click here  


    Getting Value for Your Membership Webinar Recording AvailableTirez profit de tous les avantages en votre qualité de membre

    Recorded October 15, 2015

    Are you getting the most out of your CPMA membership? Join Lyse McClelland CPMA Membership Manager and some of our members as we delve into all CPMA has to offer.

    Label reviews, education initiatives, government advocacy and the Annual CPMA Convention & Trade Show are just some of your member benefits. We invite you to join us to learn more about CPMA and how you can make the most of your membership. Access the recording by clicking here.

    Additional webinar recordings are available through the CPMA Community Area.

     

    Developed in partnership between CPMA, PMA, GS1 Canada, GS1 U.S., and United Fresh.  These modules provide an in-depth explanation of traceability and product identification in the produce industry.

    Produce Identification e-Learning Module

    Traceability e-Learning Module.

    To assist industry in an understanding of the basics of produce traceability, please click the Fresh Facts for Industry: Produce Traceability document.