Institute for Food and Agriculture
Center of Excellence of Poultry Processing
To ensure California HSI students have equal access to essential poultry processing skills, we propose a Center of Excellence. By leveraging existing resources and partnerships with high schools and HSIs, we'll enhance technical training and career opportunities. Our innovative curriculum, available online and in person at a pilot processing plant, promotes experiential learning and leadership development. These modules aim to set the standard in processing education, boosting career readiness for poultry science, warehouse technician, and maintenance mechanics students. We'll also facilitate interviews at international career programs and regional job fairs, connecting students with private companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. Prioritizing California HSI students fosters equity and competitiveness, benefiting over 3,600 students.