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December 2017

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From the CEO's Desk

I am convinced that those Christmas elves have been in and stolen six months from this year, as I am sure I only just finished writing the 2016 Christmas message.

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Vale Kevin Cottrill

It is with great sadness and immense respect that we remember Kevin Cottrill, who passed away on Sunday 10 December.

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Advanced Diploma wraps up

The end of the year has wrapped up the formal training for the ten students who undertook the Advanced Diploma of Meat Processing in 2017.

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What happened at the National Training Awards?

The meat industry finalists were nudged out by some tough competition. However, it was great to see the industry so well represented, with an unprecedented number of finalists.

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Meat Retail Conference Wrap

Friday the 24th of November was the 2017 MINTRAC Meat Retail Training Conference. This year the conference was an online event, which meant that participants did not have to travel and could take part in the event from the comfort of their homes or offices.

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Boost your career with an AMPC Upskilling Scholarship in 2018

If your New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to boost your career through getting a qualification, why not apply for an AMPC Upskilling Scholarship?

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AMPv3 Case for endorsement - what has changed

The Case for Endorsement for The Australian Meat Processing Training Package Version 3 has now been approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Commission.

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The Inaugural Eddie Andriesson Award

Meat industry training stalwart Clive Richardson, was announced the recipient of the inaugural Eddie Andriesson Award at the recent MINTRAC Meat Inspection and Quality Assurance conference.

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Product of the month - Materials for SMEs

AMPC and MINTRAC have developed a range of resources tailored specifically to the requirements of small-medium sized meat processors.

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2017 MI and QA conference round up

The 2017 MI and QA conference was held in Queensland on the Gold Coast in October.

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Save the Date - Paddock to Plate National Training Conference 2018 - April 11-12, Sydney - What to expect!

The theme of next year's conference will be 'embracing technological change'.Many of the presentations will look at the impact of technology of the workforce, training strategies, and recruitment processes.

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The power behind the scenes

Most of our readers are familiar with the MINTRAC Project Officers as we travel around the Country to Network Meetings and so on, but many of you will not know the two ladies who are the powerhouse behind the scenes at MINTRAC.

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Network meetings for January to June 2018

Do not forget to save the dates to your calendar.

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Time to start planning for the 2018 MINTRAC Training Awards

The MINTRAC Meat Industry Training Awards are a well-established event on the meat industry training calendar and the recognition that the awards offer is highly valued by the recipients and the industry.

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Out and about with MINTRAC

See what the team at MINTRAC has been up to.

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