Education

Worshipful Company of Butchers and Education

The Worshipful Company of Butchers has always taken a keen interest in education and training within the meat industry. Our Strategy, which was approved in February 2015 is intended to ensure greater coherence and continuity in our funding of projects as well as to provide a better understanding throughout the Company of our strategic objectives for education.

Our vision is to inspire all in our industry to learn and grow, from apprentices to directors and decision-makers. Additionally we aim to encourage education opportunities for all levels of the industry and to ensure the provision of meaningful professional recognition.

Our aim is to position the Worshipful Company of Butchers with a stronger role in encouragement and facilitation of education at all levels of the industry and in all parts of the ‘meat chain’

The Objectives of the Education Strategy

The objectives of the Education Strategy are to

  • Ensure that the Company’s raises its profile and increases its influence in the area of industry education.
  • Make the best use of the Education Charity’s annual budget, avoiding duplication but exploiting synergies with other bodies.
  • Work more closely as a facilitator with other meat industry bodies engaged in education and training.
  • Provide the refurbished Butchers’ Hall as a meeting point and venue for meat education activities.
  • Establish measurable standards for the effective monitoring and evaluation of all its activities.

Other Meat Industry Education Organisations

There are a number of other organisations working in the area of meat industry education and training. These include notably the Food Training Council (FTC), Institute of Meat (IOM), AHDB Beef and Lamb (with their extensive series of training aids) and AHDB Pork (with their Recruit, Retain and Reward Initiative), QMS (e.g. through its skills development activities with Butchers), HCC (Meat Promotion Wales) (through its scholarship programme and further education initiatives) as well as all the Educational Institutions such as Harper Adams University, Reaseheath College, Leeds City College, Meat Ipswich etc. Many of these institutions have significant staff and funding resources to deploy. It is essential not to duplicate activity and, where possible, to work alongside these organisations.

THE 2015/16 EDUCATION PLAN

MEAT COURSE AT HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

NUFFIELD FARMING SCHOLARSHIPS


THE GARY BAKER AWARD