AIB International and Baking Industry Alliance, a group composed of seven leading baking industry organisations, are partnering with USO Pathfinder to launch a series of events to assist service members in making the transition to careers in the food industry. The first of these events will be an Employment Readiness Workshop at Fort Riley on Friday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
At the event, transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses will take gain valuable insight on the hiring and interviewing process. As part of a professional networking session, representatives from AIB International – some of whom are former military personnel themselves – will introduce options for careers in food safety and baking with the company.
“Like Fort Riley, AIB International has a long history of supporting the Manhattan community and a shared interest in developing skills that encourage a healthy civilian workforce,” said Andre Biane, President and CEO of AIB International. “Many in the food safety and baking industry workforce are heading toward retirement. By hosting events with USO Pathfinder, we’re able to introduce a new generation to these fields. Our training seminars then make career opportunities in food safety and baking a viable option for service personnel transitioning into civilian careers.”
AIB International and the Baking Industry Alliance will conduct a second workforce development event at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, in May 2020, following the opening of a new USO facility there.