NWMPA Apprenticeship Program

Working for the betterment of our industry

The NWMPA is pleased to announce that we have our Meat Cutters Apprenticeship Program ready to roll out! We are now taking applications for shops to join and become a part of this industry changing program to raise the level of workmanship, wages and working conditions for everyone in the meat industry in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Some of the key benefits for employers are:

  • Employees with university level education on all aspects of meat cutting and processing

  • Well trained meat cutters who are able to perform all aspects without supervision

  • A pay structure that will encourage people into your shop and will help retain workers

Documents for processors interested in the apprenticeship program are below.

For more information on how you can get involved, please reach out to our training director, Troy Wilcox. He can be reached by phone at (971) 267-5402 or by email at apprenticeship@nwmpa.com.