The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, in cooperation with Kansas State University and other universities and organizations, has launched PIG Opportunities. The new Web site is part of the Pork Information Gateway Web site at http://ksu.porkgateway.com.

"PIG Opportunities is designed to encourage individuals to pursue a career in the pork industry," said the center´s executive director David Meisinger. "This program will provide one location for individuals from around the U.S. to learn about colleges and universities offering swine science courses, careers in the pork industry and internships."

The site features four primary components: 

1. Careers in Pork is a list of careers possible in the pork industry including experience needed, duties of the position and skill requirements.

2. The Community College and the Swine Science Four-Year College and Institutions section provides lists of educational institutions that offer swine science courses within their curriculum.

3. The Internship section provides a listing of current internships available in the pork industry.

4. Employers, universities and community colleges are invited to share their opportunities in the swine industry free of charge in PIG Opportunities by contacting Sarah Beaman at sbbeaman@iastate.edu.

Source: U.S. Pork Center of Excellence