This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Meatcutter' profile.
Meatcutters break down carcasses, cut meat to industry specification using hand and power tools in a safe and sanitary manner. They also order, handle and prepare a variety of meat, poultry, and seafood products for sale. Additional skills are needed in the areas of ordering, inventory control and human/customer relations.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes two to three years to complete.
The technical training is made up of two levels totaling 8 weeks. Each level is 4 weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 4500 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves about 150 weeks of training.
Training modules are:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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