This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Baker' profile.
Bakers are responsible for the production of all baked foods. This includes the preparation of bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies for retail and wholesale bakeries and restaurants.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It is normally completed over three years.
The technical training is offered in three levels. Each level is made up of four weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 5400 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 180 weeks of training.
Training modules are:
- Occupational Skills
- Fermented Goods
- Cakes and Cookies
- Decorate and Finish Baked Goods
- Chocolate and Confectionery
- FOODSAFE Level 1 Certificate (prior to technical training)
- Grade 10 or equivalent
- English 10
- Math 10
- Science 10
Red Seal Endorsement
The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country. To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.
There are currently 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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