FGM Consultants has engaged to deliver the MINTRAC certificate in meat processing, certificate II or certificate III level, as determined by their training program, for the Boys from the Bush, a remote area work scheme (RAWS) project.
Thanks to Michael Grogan of FGM Consultants the formal induction training for the workers has begun. He has been a long-time supporter of the BFTB’s projects. It was Michael who did the original negotiation with Tabro Meats in 2006, for Boys from the Bush to conduct its first large-scale trial group in this industry. He continues to promote RAWS to other meat processing companies throughout Australia.
In early November, Michael Grogan drove from Gippsland in Victoria to deliver a two-day induction course to the workers from Boys from the Bush. This course gave the participants an overview of the industry and where they are presently situated. Participants were taken through the various streams of MINTRAC courses that will provide them with a career in the meat processing industry.
They were provided with an understanding of and an appreciation for work instruction (WI), standard operating procedures (SOP), critical control points (CCP), hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP), quality assurance (QA), good health and hygiene standards, the function of AQIS and much more.
“Their eagerness and enthusiasm to move up quickly in the industry has definitely been ignited. Their excitement and enthusiasm was significantly above the general industry participants,” stated Michael Grogan. “Swift is a company that could offer these young people the opportunities they need to progress their careers. I can also see how the off-site coaching and mentoring will ensure their success,” he said.