Grimsby to host key seafood training conference – Fishupdate.com

Grimsby to host key seafood training conference Published:  10 August, 2011

GRIMSBY is to host an important training conference aimed at employers and businesses in the seafood industry next month .

The Seafood Training Academy (STA), which is partly funded by Seafish, is hosting the free conference and open day aimed at businesses and employers in the seafood industry. The conference will give employers the opportunity to find out more about the many training courses offered by the STA and discuss their training needs.  

The day will also see presentations from academy partners and key people from industry, along with workshops to demonstrate various seafood skills programmes on offer such as fish frying, filleting, smoking and quality assessment. After a buffet lunch, the Grimsby Institute will host a discussion workshop on Lean Principles in the afternoon.

Paul Williams, Seafish Chief Executive, said: “This conference is an excellent opportunity for employers to see how the STA can help them train staff and improve their business. I would urge people to take advantage of this free resource and the advice on offer.”

The conference will be held on Tuesday, September 6th  from 9.30 until 4.00 at the Humber Seafood Institute in Grimsby. Attendance is free of charge, but should be booked in advance. Any business or employers who wants to book a place should visit the Seafood Training Academy website  www.seafoodacademy.org,  where they can download the conference leaflet and complete the booking form.

The Seafood Training Academy is approved by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing as the recognised champion for the seafood industry and works with a number of organisations including  Seafish, Billingsgate Seafood Training School, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, National Federation of Fish Friers’ Training School, North West Seafood Training Centre, and the Seafood Training Centre North East