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Education & Schools, Food & Beverage, Workforce

WI Meat Talent Development Program

In January 2022​, Governor Evers announced he is providing up to $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for meat talent development programming. This funding will be used to attract students to meat careers, provide financial support to s​tudents in Wisconsin meat processing training programs, support program development, and connect the meat processing industry with potential employees. ​DATCP will work cooperatively with stakeholders an​d the industry to implement a program that strengthens Wisconsin's meat processing supply chain and workforce.​​​

Programs include:
1. Meat Industry High School Curriculum — a new meat industry curriculum for Wisconsin agricultural education programs (in partnership with UW-River Falls)
2. Humane Handling Institute — provides hands-on training for meat industry workers in humane pre-slaughter handling, transport, stunning, and equipment maintenance (in partnership with UW-River Falls)
3. HACCP Training Reimbursement — tuition reimbursement for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) trainings held at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Center

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