The student, from India, plans to get a job at a pork processing plant, then earn a job in quality control at a food processor and finally, get a position with the federal government. “The long-term goal is to work for the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) and become a food inspector,” said Kaur, while surrounded by several of her classmates at Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon. Kaur and her fellow students are taking an 11-month certificate program in food processing at ACC, specializing in meat cutting and meat processing. The students, mostly from India and China, began the course in May 2019 and will complete the program this spring. Of the 38 students in the program, about 15 participated in the grand opening of the Food Processing Centre for Animal Proteins, held Jan. 22 at the ACC campus. A list of funders, including the federal and provincial governments, Maple Leaf Foods, Hylife Foods, Manitoba Pork, the United Food and Commercial Workers union and the Brandon Hog and Livestock Show, contributed $1.165 million to help build the centre. “I’m thrilled to be in a facility like this and see the potential here,” said Manitoba agriculture minister Blaine Pe...