Seattle Meatcutters Apprenticeship Program

The Meat Cutters Apprenticeship is a two year course. Classes are scheduled four hours weekly 5:30pm to 9:30pm at South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus. The Seattle Meatcutters Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between UFCW 21 and the employer. At the completion of the course the Apprentice will be certified by the State of Washington as a Journey Meat Cutter.

All Apprentice Meat Cutters in King County need to be enrolled in class to cut meat in the County.

Skills & Knowledge Acquired through the apprenticeship program:

  • USDA Meat Grading
  • Knife Care and Usage
  • Cutting Techniques 
  • Meat Identification
  • Health & Safety Standards
  • Meat, Labor Laws & Policies
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Merchandising
  • Business Practices
  • Customer Service

Classes take place at: South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Apprenticeship & Education Center, 6770 E. Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108. If you have questions, please call  253-736-6240 or send an email.


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