If you’re looking to build a skill set—and fast—take a look at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Meat Processing program. In less than five months, you’ll develop industry recognized skills that allow you to work in meat processing plants, commercial sausage kitchens, and for small butchers, large meat markets and retail grocery stores.
Meat Processing is an 18-week certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . The focus is on building knowledge and skills in making sausage, smoking and curing meats. Most of your training is hands-on in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped labs. You’ll learn how to:
You’ll Get a 2-Week Practicum
You’ll finish the program with a two-week work experience (practicum) in a meat processing shop. It’s a chance to apply what you’ve learned in an actual work setting.
What’s the Job Like?
Meat processing can be demanding work, so you need to be able to stand for long periods and to life up to 60 pounds. You also need to be okay working in a cold (refrigerated) environment.
As a Meat Processing graduate, you’ll have the necessary skills to work in independent meat processing plants, commercial sausage kitchens, for small butchers, large retail grocers and meat markets.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Butcher/Meat Cutter||Butchers, Meat Cutters and Fishmongers Retail and Wholesale (6251)||$20,800 - $40,300|
|Industrial Butcher||Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers (9462)||$20,800 - $40,200|
|Meat Packager||Labourers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing (9617)||$21,000 - $47,900|
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