Swine Jobs School trains interested students for positions on modern swine farms though a combination of hands-on and classroom learning.
The next session of Swine Jobs School begins September 7. Applications are currently being accepted and are due Sept. 1.
Classroom sessions will take place at the Schoolcraft Township Building in Vicksburg.
During the first two weeks of Swine Jobs School, the class meets for eight sessions combining classroom instruction and on-farm supervised training. These sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 7–10 and Sept. 13–16.
During the following nine weeks, students will spend 16 hours a week gaining on-farm work experience on local swine farms. On-farm work experiences will be arranged to meet the needs of the student and the schedule of the host farm.
Swine Jobs School focuses on students who have completed high school and are looking for immediate employment or workers who are currently unemployed and looking for opportunities to re-enter the workplace. The program, taught by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension swine specialists and educators, is designed to teach the skills needed to work on swine farms as well as teach the job and interpersonal skills needed for employment.
Anyone interested in working on a hog farm or employers who would like to have their employees obtain further training should contact one of the following people:
Beth Ferry via e-mail at email@example.com or 269-445-4438
Jerry May at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-875-5233
Dale Rozeboom at email@example.com or 517-355-8398
Swine Jobs School applications, a class syllabus and expectations for the on-farm training are available on the MSU Pork Team's website at http://bit.ly/swinejobs.