Impact in Action
Attracting, developing and retaining the talent that feeds our industry’s growth
We connect people. We encourage idea sharing. We advocate and reinforce.
We provide a continuum of support for talent across the entire supply chain for companies of all sizes. We can do this because we are a charitable organization created specifically by our industry to grow the people across our industry.
ATTRACT. ENGAGING NEW YOUNG TALENTWe are attracting new talent to enter the industry by sharing the vast career options available.
- 743 Career Pathways students have been introduced to careers in our industry
- 65% took their first job or internships in our industry
- 78% are still in the industry today
Watch how we are attracting bright new talent.
What They Say
Family Tree Farms
I am thankful to have had the opportunity to be a part of Career Pathways, which helped jumpstart my career into the produce industry. This experience introduced me to a variety of people and opportunities. I’m grateful for the time my mentor gave to me and his insights into the industry.
Career Pathways was an excellent experience that allowed me to engage with industry professionals as a student. I’m grateful for the professional contacts and mentorship I received. I still keep in contact with a majority of the people I met. I believe Career Pathways gives students a chance to see the broader picture and plants the seed for future industry talent.
Career Pathways provided me with the bridge into a dynamic industry. No two days are ever the same in the industry, yielding constant on-the-job learning in an ever-changing environment.
DEVELOP. ENHANCING LEADERSHIP SKILLSWe are developing leadership skills in our professionals that they need to succeed in their careers and for our industry to sustain a competitive workforce.
- 442 companies have taken advantage of leadership development opportunities
- 4,041 industry members participated in our leadership development offerings
- 3,374 attendees across the world benefit from networking, motivation and education at our Women’s Fresh Perspectives Leadership Breakfasts
RETAIN. SUSTAINING A COMPETITIVE WORKFORCE
In the future, our goal is to establish Center for Growing Talent by PMA as a single-source authority on the employee value proposition.
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how we make it happen
Contributing to the future success of our industryWith our industry’s participation we are able to develop innovative and exciting talent solutions – now and into the future – ensuring we have a path for the next generation of leaders.
We take our responsibility to our contributors and volunteers seriously. With our individual and corporate partners support, especially Produce Marketing Association, we have successfully built a full portfolio of industry-specific solutions the last 10 years.
- $1,727,104 has been raised in annual giving dollars from over 750 contributors
- 7,276 participants have taken part in the Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament or 5K Race for Talent which has raised over $925,000
- 1,500 volunteers have engaged in meaningful work and had fun doing it
What They Say
We have been extremely impressed to see how CGTbyPMA is investing in our workforces, our industry, and our community. We are all enriched by the programs and tools they offer, and we are grateful to be a part of investing back into our future leaders. The development opportunities they provide today will truly allow us to strengthen and grow our industry for generations to come.
CGTbyPMA is an amazing industry asset! Their content rich programs and industry-specific solutions are making a real and sustainable difference in our industry. Our company benefits from the vast tool kit that is helping us directly attract, develop and most importantly retain smart, dedicated and driven talent.
Talent is by far our most valuable asset. Having the opportunity to invest in programs that attract, develop and retain talent and to see tangible, almost immediate return on that investment, is truly a gift that keeps on giving.