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Registered Meat-Cutting Apprenticeship Program

Buzz Foods Service and Appalachian Abattoir are excited to offer a registered Meat Cutting Apprenticeship Program through the Department of Labor. Apprenticeship applications are open as of March 1, 2021. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Apprentices will spend approximately 2.5 years working towards completing 4550 paid hours of On-the-Job Learning building your skillset as a meat-cutter, along with a minimum of 328 hours of related training and instruction in the meat industry.

Training topics cover skills needed to be a successful meat-cutter including breakdown for beef, pork, lamb, goat, poultry, seafood, along with merchandizing, communications and general industry topics.  For more information about the apprenticeship or to apply please visit