Young Professionals in the Industry


NCA and its members welcome newcomers to the industry with a variety of programs to attract and encourage new talent.

Young Professionals Network 
Group of young professionalsThe Young Professionals Network serves as a forum for NCA members, new and established, to collaborate and shape the future of the confectionery industry. Programs are designed to support the Association’s mission to advance the industry by providing young professionals opportunities for development and networking. Programs include the Future Leadership Program that pairs candidates with an experienced mentor, an Ambassador Program that allows young professionals in the industry to volunteer in vital roles at the Sweets & Snacks Expo, a dedicated session at NCA’s annual meeting, the State of the Industry Conference, and social networking opportunities throughout the year.

If you would like more information about NCA’s Young Professional Network, use the form below to provide NCA more information about yourself or email

Career Center
Whether you’re trying to locate your first position in the confectionery industry or find your next job, NCA’s Career Center is the best place to start. Hiring managers in search of great talent will benefit as well.

Careers in Candy
The U.S. candy industry provides direct employment for more than 55,000 people engaged in a variety of jobs – from manufacturing to marketing and from product development to product sales. Learn more about the careers available in NCA’s Confectionery Industry Career Guide.



Contact NCA About Opportunities for Young Professionals