IFST Jubilee Appeal
As well as our special programme of activities to mark our 50th Jubilee, IFST is launching a special fundraising appeal, the proceeds of which will be used to provide a long-lasting benefit to the food profession.
Following research into the current issues around the provision of work experience in the food sector – both from universities’ perspectives and from employers, we are developing a dedicated online facility to facilitate the provision of food science and technology related work experience placements.
Our aim is to encourage secondary school students through to post graduate students to experience the food sector by providing more opportunities for work experience. By doing so we believe we can help to turn round the image of the sector and its attractiveness as the place to start a fulfilling career.
Our bespoke system will be called FoodStart and will provide a simple-to-access platform for food employers to promote their placements. But it is also being designed so that students can log and track their individual experiences, building towards a specially recognised portfolio of experience – what we believe will be a perfect springboard into a career in the food sector. This project is already stimulating real interest from employers, educational establishments and students.
How you can help
To support this project, IFST has launched a Jubilee fundraising appeal – all proceeds of which will enable us to design, deliver and promote this unique system in time for the start of IFST’s Jubilee year in May 2014. All donations, large and small, will help us develop Foodstart – a tangible solution which will benefit new starters in the profession for years to come.
Please support us by donating to our Jubilee Fund. Individuals can donate to the appeal via PayPal, below. We are also calling for employers to support FoodStart – either through sponsorship or by providing placements. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
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Please help us to provide a practical solution which will deliver a real benefit for the sector and in particular, attract our next generation of food scientists and technologists.