Food Pathways is a workforce development and training program that introduces individuals to career opportunities in the food system. The program is a priority of the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan, a larger initiative that Tom Lowe, our Project Director has been spearheading in the Niagara Falls communities. The program was developed in 2021 to address gaps that exist between the workforce and food system employers in Niagara County.
Through a partnership with Niagara Falls High School, students have an opportunity to enhance their education and receive professional development that will prepare them to take on important careers that help improve and sustain our local food system.
The curriculum combines in–class professional development activities such as personal branding, social intelligence, team building, with food system experiences both in the classroom and out in the field visiting local businesses who all play a different role within the food system.
Food Pathways kicks off again in 2023, offering 20 Niagara Falls High School seniors a $500 scholarship to participate in the 14-week program that explores career paths in the food system.
For questions or inquiries regarding the Food Pathways program in the Niagara Falls community, please contact Tom Lowe.