Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Skilled Meat Cutter Training Program Looking for Development Help

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets received $25,000 from the Vermont Legislature for “the development of a curriculum and provision of classroom and on-the-job training for the occupation of skilled meat cutter.” They are now recruiting a team to partner with us on this exciting initiative! The goals of the Skilled Meat Cutter Training Program are to: support meat and poultry processors and producers, create jobs, and enhance Vermont’s livestock industry.

They are now accepting proposals from educational institutions and other job training organizations for program development. Find the complete RFP here. Applications are due by September 1.

They are also accepting nominations for representatives to an advisory team that will work with the selected contractor. They would like representation from: the livestock slaughter industry; meat distribution, marketing and/or retail; and technical education. Other stakeholders or related organizations will be considered. Each member of the advisory team will receive a small stipend to cover time and travel expenses. Find the nomination form here. Nominations are due by August 22.

Please forward along this information to anyone you know who may be interested in being involved.

If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Bardot Lewis, Development Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Agriculture at Chelsea.Lewis@state.vt.us.

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