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MU working on mobile meat processing training centers

The University of Missouri is building two mobile training units to teach skills required in meat processing businesses.

Bryon Wiegand, director of the MU Animal Sciences Division says there’s a shortage of labor that these units will help address and they’ll get to move all over the state.

“For lack of a better word, or maybe something you can identify with, it’s essentially a hot dog plant on wheels. We have an opportunity to teach further processing in that. It is a self-contained unit that I think will be very useful.”

Wiegand says small processing plants rarely have time to train employees.

Another one will model a retail storefront business, “Where can help train employees in the consumer facing or customer facing aspect of the business. Everything from money-handling to inventory management to marketing. These kinds of things.”

He says these mobile training centers have been a long time coming and will be ready for use in 2022.

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