Career Pathways ProgramThe produce and floral industry is booming, but most college students aren’t informed of the vast career opportunities. By 2050, the global population is projected to be a whopping nine billion people. With that comes the need for driven individuals and creative minds that are ready to jump in to build this growing industry.
The Virtual Career Pathways program offers college students a glimpse inside this dynamic, global industry and its opportunities, potential and rewards. Students have the chance to learn about each sector of the supply chain and the careers associated with them through videos and online exercises at their own pace.
Resource MaterialsWe have a variety of resource materials that help students understand the fresh produce and floral industries and the career opportunities available to them. These resources can be used by university faculty, industry volunteers and company representatives to use in their recruiting efforts, onboarding of employees new to the industry or in promoting the produce and floral industry as a career choice.
In their words
Family Tree Farms
I am thankful to have had the opportunity to be a part of Career Pathways, which helped jump-start my career into the produce industry. This experience introduced me to a variety of people and opportunities within the industry. I’m grateful for the time my mentor gave to me and his insights into the industry.
Career Pathways was an excellent experience that allowed me to engage with industry professionals as a student. I’m grateful for the professional contacts and mentorship I received being a part of the program. I still keep in contact with a majority of the people I met. I believe Career Pathways gives students a chance to see the broader picture and plants the seed for future industry talent.
Nova Agri Inc.
Career Pathways provided me with the bridge into a dynamic industry. No two days are ever the same in the industry, yielding constant on-the-job learning in an ever-changing environment.