The Swedish poultry industry have been in a major scaleup phase during the last decades, not least in the region of Östergötland. To be able to continue this growth, the industry needs more staff and more young employees with the right competence with the ambition to work in the poultry sector. The need for educational material adapted for different target groups, can be found at all levels in the value chain, eg vocational students, university students farmers, new employees and officials.
The Dutch Poultry Expertice Centre, a partnership between the Dutch poultry industry, universities and government, recently presented a digital educational platform with several modules for education within the poultry sector.
Within the project that we are planning now, the aim is to test and evaluate if and how the Dutch digital education platform could be modified and used to meet the need for educated staff for the Swedish poultry industry.