Over and above its assignee duties, IMQAS is required to assist training institutions with practical training of learners who require training in meat inspection and food safety management in abattoirs or processing plants. The training services that we offer include:
- Skills development (Internal)
- Red Meat Examiner Course
- Meat Classification QMS
- Internship & Learnership projects
- Graduate placement projects
- Universities (Abattoir practical training)
The program is made to enable the learners to have the skills and qualification to be employed in the industry. The training staff has provided Facilitation and Assessment services to RMAA learnership. This involves training abattoir workers who are part of the General Abattoir Processes learnership.
Most graduates in the employment market do not have the necessary knowledge, skills, ability or qualification to conduct meat inspection. IMQAS is involved in the Work Integrated Learning module of Agricultural studies on behalf of a number of Universities. The students are exposed to the abattoir for a period of time, where they can acquire the necessary knowledge and skills.
The Graduate Placement project proved itself to be successful. Suitably qualified graduates from all Universities and Universities of Technology across South Africa were considered for graduate placement positions, to assist permanently appointed Meat Inspectors. They worked closely with the Meat Inspectors, to gain practical experience while they are not permanently employed. IMQAS considers these qualified and experienced candidates for vacancies. In the process, IMQAS provides work to qualified professionals from the community who are skilled but who can- not get a job and who lacks practical experience in their trade.
IMQAS strives to offer training that is current and of high standard to universities. We provide unique structured training that is based on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) principles. Our course material is dynamic and industry responsive ensuring that we remain abreast with international standards. This guarantees students that are functional and fit for purpose after training. We have worked with both Environmental Health and Animal Health students at Diploma and Degree level from various institutions including:
TRAINING WAS RENDERED TO THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS:
- Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development Institute
- North West University