Poultry CRC wins prestigious international award!

The Poultry Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has won the prestigious World’s Poultry Science Association’s (WPSA) Education Award 2012, recognising the CRC’s effort in outreach activities.

Poultry CRC CEO, Professor Mingan Choct accepted the award at the 2012 World’s Poultry Congress in Brazil last night.

“This is poultry’s equivalent to an Olympic gold medal as it happens once in four years and only one award is given out on education. As a nation accounting for less than 1% of global poultry production, we are very honoured and proud to receive this award” said Professor Choct.

The Education Program of the Poultry CRC has resulted in a major contribution to poultry-related education and training by targeting four key areas; University, Vocational Education and Training (VET), School, and Public education. The CRC aims to train personnel at all levels, providing vital skills and enthusiasm for the Poultry Industry, especially here in Australia.

CRC Education activities include; development of resources for each sector (including online), funding of undergraduate and postgraduate students, specialist training and industry internships, production of a Teachers’ Resource Kit for Australian schools and the online poultry-related information portal, Poultry Hub (poultryhub.org).

Sustainable educational outcomes, such as the informative PoultryHub website, will be a significant legacy of the Poultry CRC. Receiving this award is confirmation that the Poultry CRC is a world leader in poultry education.

For more information contact Poultry CRC (admin@poultrycrc.com.au).

Dr. Piet Simons, Prof. Jae Yong Han and Prof. Mingan Choct

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