A study of vocationally oriented education and training initiatives for personnel in the livestock industries with a view to enhancing animal welfare, health, performance and business efficiency
A comprehensive and attractive training package in CD ROM format was developed for pig industry personnel. The package was divided into various modules and the funding mechanism allowed 8,000 copies to be produced and provided free of charge to pig industry personnel. Uptake of the package was both rapid and widely spread. The package was subjected to a comprehensive evaluation in a series of research and development studies with both industry personnel and University Degree students. It is concluded that the results of the evaluation of the CD ROM package, the inadequacies of the current framework and the subsequent industry developments indicate that this CD ROM package has great potential to form the foundation stone of future education and training within the UK agricultural industry.