MEaTnet and Graduate Training Program
The meat industry is among the top ten most important manufacturing industries in Canada with manufactured goods revenues worth over $20 billion and it is seeking to reinforce its position in very competitive international markets so as to capitalize on emerging export opportunities. The Canadian meat industry anticipates significant turnover in senior employees within the next ten years, and needs highly qualified personnel trained in meat production, safety, and processing.
The Meat Education and Training Network (MEaTnet) is a virtual organization between the University of Alberta, University of Guelph, Universitè Laval, University of Saskatchewan and Olds College.
MEaTnet is designed to provide hands on training to the next generation of meat scientist. In partnership with industry, the MEaTnet program aims to ensure that graduates are “job ready” for leadership positions in the meat animal industry, academia or government departments.