Women in Meat

female butcher cutting meat

Free non-credit course. Apply today.

Inspired by the MeatBusinessWomen professional association, the Women in Meat program is designed to encourage and nurture female talent throughout the sector through networking, education and mentorship. The meat industry provides existing and sustainable employment across all stages of getting meat from farm to table. This traditionally male industry has seen significant growth and opportunities for progressive women to enter the sector and find meaningful and rewarding careers. The Women in Meat program provides a broad overview of the meat industry with an emphasis on skills development in meat cutting as an entry point into the sector. Building upon this foundation, further education and experience within the field can lead to a variety of career pathways in commercial/industrial meat preparation as well as entrepreneurship opportunities in artisan meats.

How to Apply

Fill out the online application form! Call 905-575-2489 if you have any questions.

Online Course Recommendations

The course will be delivered using the Zoom video conferencing platform. Students will require broadband Internet connection, desktop or laptop computer (tablet is acceptable), basic computer skills (web browsing, email and document creation).

Student Eligibility

We welcome applications from all those interested in City School, but please note that priority will be given to those who meet the following:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Have no or limited post-secondary education (i.e., college, university, apprenticeship)
  • Live within Ontario

Note: High school completion is not a requirement. Anyone who will be taking a post-secondary course or program, at Mohawk College or any other educational institution, will not be eligible to register for City School courses at the same time.


We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.

Should class registration not be full by the application deadline, applicants who do not meet the criteria will be considered on a chronological basis.

Students can earn up to two (2) free credits through City School.

You will be notified of your registration status approximately three (3) weeks before the course begins.



Phone: 905-575-2489