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1 SLMSC Project Presentation Joint Meeting of SLMSC Partners, LOCFOOD Partners Valencia, Spain 27th February 2013

2 Project Partners IRD Duhallow – IE Danish Meat Trade College – DK La Unio – ES Joutsenten Reitti LAG – FI Momentum Marketing Services – IE Satafood Development Association – FI IVIFA - ES

3 Project Background Small meat processors across Europe struggling to survive – lots of reasons Lack of demand for their products is NOT one of them! Key role in European meat supply chain, but –Drops in competitiveness & profit –Results in loss of income, jobs & quality of life

4 Project Background External factors INTERNAL obstacles –Short term focus on operations –Lack of innovation & marketing skills Existing VET courses –Food science –Technology –Hygiene –Compliance

5 Project Background Existing business development courses –too generic –overwhelming –costly time & money Little specific training in innovation & marketing for the sector that is accessible

6 Project Aim To build a dynamic on-line learning platform that directly addresses the needs of the EU meat processing sector (SME’s)

7 Project Objectives Complement the technical skills with skills in innovation and added value Improve quality of training by basing this SLMSC course on successful pilot programme “Master Meat Circle” in Ireland Adapt the course content to make it culturally, linguistically, pedagogically & technically suitable for use as flexible training tool to complement existing VET courses

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9 Where Are We Now? On – line training materials nearing completion For use by individual businesses or in a classroom setting Work through module by module or take individual modules as suits their needs Self assessment exercises & quizzes Certificate of Completion

10 Where Are We Now? Completing translations into Spanish, Danish & Finnish Trainer Materials – class room notes & slides Commence pilot testing phase – 1 May Step Up Dissemination Opportunities for Project Sustainability


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