Business & Policy
PoultryPro training program now available
By Poultry Industry Council
By Poultry Industry Council
The Poultry Industry Council (PIC) has announced that PoultryPro, its online, modular “Poultry 101” training program is now complete and ready to accept participants
January 29, 2015 – The Poultry Industry Council (PIC) has announced that PoultryPro, its online, modular “Poultry 101” training program is now complete and ready to accept participants.
This course was developed in response to a need identified by industry stakeholders for a relevant and comprehensive training opportunity applicable to the entire sector. Previously, no such industry-wide opportunity was available.
PoultryPro consists of four online modules that focus on Barn Management, Feed and Water Management, Breeder Management, and Disease Management. Each module covers a wide variety of sub-topics and delivers a curriculum that was developed with industry representatives and subject matter experts. The target audience of the course includes new farm workers, new industry employees, and new graduates hoping to work in the poultry industry.
PoultryPro isn’t meant to replace on-the-job training; rather, it will introduce those taking the program to important key poultry production concepts and make them familiar with relevant general information and aspects of the poultry industry.
PoultryPro is being delivered through a partnership with the Business Development Centre at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. This group was chosen as they already deliver other online courses, and thus have the required infrastructure and IT resources in place. Ridgetown also has a staff team experienced in online course delivery and transferring adult education materials into e-learning formats.
The course information consists of online materials and a textbook, and is provided in a variety of ways. It has been designed to be very interactive, and features a number of interactive learning activities, clickable buttons, links and extra resources throughout each module.
While PoultryPro is a very comprehensive training program, both the time commitment required and cost are very manageable. Together with our industry partners, PIC has ensured that PoultryPro is very relevant and useful.
The course fee is $180 plus HST; more information and course registration are available on the PIC website at: http://www.poultryindustrycouncil.ca/training-and-events/poultrypro-101/.
This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists with GF2 delivery in Ontario.
For more information, contact:
Laura Bowers, Education & Extension Programs Manager