The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence has launched a new program within the Pork Information Gateway Web site (; it's called  PIG Opportunities

“PIG Opportunities is designed to encourage individuals to pursue a career in the pork industry,” says David Meisinger, the center’s executive director. “This program will provide one location for individuals from around the United States to learn about community colleges and universities that offer swine science courses, careers in the pork industry and available internships.”

There are four components to PIG Opportunities:

  • Careers in Pork is a list of careers in the pork industry including experience needed, duties of the position and skill requirements.
  • The Community College and the SwineScienceFour-yearCollege and Institutions sections provide lists of educational institutions that offer swine science courses within their curriculum.
  • Internships is the final component of PIG Opportunities; it provides a listing of internships available in the pork industry.

Employers, universities and community colleges are invited to share their opportunities in the pork industry free of charge by contacting Sarah Beaman at

Source: U.S. Pork Center of Excellence