Fast Track

This program will help you get job ready in only 3 weeks! We've taken the best elements from all our restaurant training programs and turned them into an intensive experience.

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Serving up the skills you need to work in the Food & Beverage Industry.

This program combines job seeking preparation, soft skills and work placement for Front or Back of House in a restaurant setting.

There are 3 components to this training:

  • Job Preparation in-person Training 
  • Front of House Training OR Back of House Training 
  • Work placement 

Those taking Front of House Training will receive Smart Serve certification and Back of House trainees will be able to complete Food Handler’s certification.

You will participate in an interview by a potential employer and be offered work placement with the goal of a job offer.

To determine which jobs best suit your personality and skills – either the front or back areas of the restaurant.

The job skills that will be covered in-classroom include:

  • Transferable Skills
  • Compliance Training - WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems), AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) & OHSA (Occupational Health & Safety)
  • Customer Service & Team Work modules

Program Details

Duration

2 weeks 

Cost

Free

Method of study

In-Person

Study Time

7 hours per day

Age Requirement

15 years and older

Program Eligibility

  • Resident of Toronto
  • Unemployed or underemployed.
  • S.I.N – Social Insurance Number / Work Permit required
  • Able to Bend, Push, Pull and Lift up to 30 pounds (13kg) & able to stand for long periods at a time
  • English language level: CLB 6
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Able to work days, evenings and weekends
  • Looking to work in Food and Beverage

Please note that Fast Track is an in-person program that will require participants to travel to the HWTC offices (located at 116 Industry St) 

Upcoming Program Dates

Fast Track

Cohort 6 - Spring

Start Date

May 13, 2024

End Date

May 24, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fast Track

Cohort 7 - Spring

Start Date

May 27, 2024

End Date

Jun 07, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fast Track

Cohort 8 - Summer

Start Date

Jun 10, 2024

End Date

Jun 20, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fast Track

Cohort 9 - Summer

Start Date

Jun 24, 2024

End Date

Jul 05, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fast Track

Cohort 10 - Summer

Start Date

Jul 08, 2024

End Date

Jul 20, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fast Track

Cohort 11 - Summer

Start Date

Jul 29, 2024

End Date

Aug 09, 2024

Training Sessions

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Contact one of our hospitality career consultants and start building a foundation in hospitality. 

Program Calendar

Why Choose
Fast Track?

Connect directly with employers

Find and connect with hospitality employers that value your skills.

Learn from industry professionals

You will work with some of the best and make great connections for your future career

Be job-ready

Get expert advice on how to impress employers with new skills and certifications that will give you an edge in the labour market.

Get a leg up on the competition.

Whether you’re interested in working the front of the house or back of the house, Fast Track will give you the competitive edge you need to get hired. Contact a hospitality Carrer Consultant to get started!

This program taught me new skills and gave me a positive outlook on my job search. I feel better about myself and know that I will be able to get a job that will allow me to use the new skills I have learned


Phillip - Fast Track Graduate

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