There are many rewarding careers in the Saskatchewan pork industry for which training is available. Opportunities exist for in-barn technicians, adminstration, managemen, animal science, research and hauling and transportation. There are also career opportunities as a retail meat specialist.
Prairie Swine Centre Inc. - Saskatoon, SK
The facilities at PSCI provide an excellent venue for students to carry out their research. The strong interaction between the Centre and the pork industry provides students with a unique opportunity to develop a good understanding of the pork industry while pursuing an advanced academic degree. Without the partnership between PSCI and the above-mentioned departments at the University of Saskatchewan, the graduate training at PSCI would not be possible.
Modern offices provide students with a comfortable, professional environment. They have ready access to a networked computer system with software programs relevant to their needs. An in-house library is particularly strong in pork industry publications and complements rather than duplicates holdings at the University of Saskatchewan.
Students receive a competitive stipend during their period of studies at the Centre, and a travel fund is made available to each student to attend relevant scientific conferences as part of their training.
Swine Production.. Upgrade your skills and knowledge in the hog industry
Assiniboine Community College
Retail Meat Specialist - Applied Certificate Program
SIAST Kelsey Campus, Saskatoon, SK
Course Dates: February 11 - July 12, 2013 (Monday to Friday)
Meat Processing Certificate
Olds College, AB
Olds College's Meat Processing certificate is the only one of its kind in Canada. This innovative program focuses on practical, hands-on training in an industry-like environment.
During your studies, you will learn a broad range of skills and techniques that will enable you to reach professional levels in slaughter, cutting, trimming, boning, breaking, wrapping, sausage-making and curing. You will also learn skinning, eviscerating and carcass preparation of beef, pork and lamb. When your 19 weeks of training is completed at Olds College, you will have the opportunity for an additional three weeks of work experience.
Class 1A Truck Driver Training
Livestock Hauling Training