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Talent Committee

We’re a committee of dedicated industry professionals committed to talent attraction and development. While we come to the table holding a variety of positions, we all have the backing of our companies to engage. We meet 10 times per year, with three meetings featuring an industry best practice and opened to the FaB membership. We also will engage key academic, outreach and workforce development partners at several of our meetings.

We’re the force behind FaB’s Career Videos and commercial aired on Wisconsin Foodie, FaB’s Farm–Factory–Fork High School Career Exploration,  and new food manufacturing technical school programs.

 

OUR INVITATION TO SERVE

We invite FaB member food and beverage companies to have representation on our committee. If you or your company are interested, see below to determine if your interests align with our body of work. To explore participating on tFaB, please contact Shelley Jurewicz, executive director of FaB Wisconsin.

 

Why a focus on talent? 

To learn why, watch our FaB Video presented at our 2016 February CEO Briefing, "The State of Industry Talent.” 

tFaB’s role is to ensure the industry has a pipeline of talent. Meaning, that we have the talent to fill the growing number of positions and careers opportunities for your businesses and across the industry.

What we’ve learned to date is that the public is generally unaware of the lifelong career opportunities the food and beverage industry has to offer and the broad spectrum of opportunities. Talent can choose from, move about, and advance between, farm, factory and fork. We offer careers to feed and quench the world, better.

tFaB’s work is focused on establishing and marketing industry career opportunities for development, advancement and attraction; while sharing best practices. 

 

2018 STRATEGIC ACTIONS

  • Sponsor Wisconsin Foodie for FaB recognition on television
  • Revamp FaB’s online Career Center
  • Promote infographic for dissemination
  • Promote and build out Career Video Collection
  • Host Fifth Annual Farm to Factory to Fork High School Career Discovery
  • Formalize College/Training Collective
  • Explore a ProStart high school program
  • Support development of MakerSafe Certificate and its basis for a career pathway

2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Announce the FaB Career Outreach Plan and Share Survey Results

>>Unveiled at the FaB Feb 28 CEO Briefing; see Summary

>>Talent Outreach Plan

>>Talent Needs Assessment Survey Results 

 

Build Out FaB Career Center with New Outreach Resources
Including classroom activities, industry talking points, career videos, etc.
>>New Career Infographic - Your Talking Points
>>New Food and Beverage Manufacturing Career Intro Video
>>New Classroom Activity Guide
>>Partnership to create Career Videos

Host the FaB Farm to Factory to Fork High School Career Discovery  
>>See 2017 Discovery Summary

Host Best Practice Sessions:

 Begin the Development of a MakerSafe Certificate


2018 MEETING SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from 8:30 am-10:30 am at the MMAC. A call-in meeting option is provided. One or more meetings are opened to the FaB membership as a best practice session.


Tuesday, January 9
Pathways Wisconsin


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, February 13
Regular Meeting


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee


Tuesday, March 13
Regular Meeting


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, April 10
Targeting FFF


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, May 8
Regular Meeting


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, June 12
Regular Meeting


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, July 10


No meeting
Tuesday, August 14
Regular Meeting


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, September 11
Regular Meeting


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, October 19
Regular Meeting


MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, November 13
Regular Meeting


    MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, December 12
No meeting

 


COMMITTEE CHAIRS

 

Angie Kasten

HR Manager

Angelic Bakehouse

 

Shelley Jurewicz

Executive Director

FaB Wisconsin

 

Marie Colmerauer
Food Science Instructor

Milwaukee Area Technical College

 

Gina Balke

HR Specialist

Ocean Spray Cranberries

 

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Rachel Matthews

Safety & HR Generalist

Campbell's Soup

 

Samantha Belasco

HR Business Partner

Chr. Hansen

 

Jessica Mead

HR Manager

Create-A-Pack Foods

 

Sherry Alburg

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Gehl Foods

 

Lisa Goeke

HR Specialist

Krier Foods, Inc.

 

John Barker

Director Human Resources
Krones, USA

Megan Paquin

HR Generalist 

Krones, USA

 

Dan Depies

Director of Workforce Development

Goodwill Industries

 

Julie Herschleb

Director of Total Awards

Johnsonville

 

Amy Buehler

HR Manager

Kerry, Inc.

 

Jennifer Stecker

HR Generalist
Kerry, Inc.

 

Wendy Bushell

Director of HR

Klement's Sausage

 

Claire Evans

Talent & Development Manager

Klement's Sausage

 

Caitie Bowers

HR Manager

Maglio Companies

 

Susan Koehn

Director of Workforce Industry Partnerships

Milwaukee 7

 

Alex Nowakowski

Talent Specialist

Palermo’s Pizza

 

Jeri Meyers

Regional VP of Sales

QPS Employment Group

 

Sara Suckow

Talent Acquisition

Manager

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