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Dairy Apprenticeship 2017-11-08T17:28:37+00:00

BC DAIRY APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

Dairy Production Technician Level 1 (DPT1) ACE IT Program 2017-2018

Dairy apprenticeship technical training is a practical program that covers a broad variety of topics: milking, milking equipment cleaning and maintenance, mastitis, animal handling, farm safety, identification of common diseases, administration of medication (ProAction), record keeping, hoof health, obstetrics and reproduction.

Click here for the 2017-2018 DPT1 Program Information and Application Form

Technical Training Dates 2017 – 2018:

  • September to December 2017 – five afternoon and two full day (dates to possibly coincide with ProD days) classes and the completion of independent study workbook assignments (approximately 48 hours of work) with teacher support.
  • Early February 2018 – Five full day classes
  • Late February 2018 – Five full day classes
  • Mid March 2018- Five full day classes

Location:

Classes will generally be held at UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre, 6947 Lougheed Highway in Agassiz, from 8:30 AM till 3:00 PM (or milking labs at 7 AM and one milking system start up lab at 3:00 PM)

Classes may also be held at Greenbelt Veterinary Services, 8451 Harvard Place in Chilliwack.

Cost:

Registration fee (includes student materials): $230 +GST
Tuition: $1,250, no charge if paid through ACE IT Program
payable to: Greenbelt Veterinary Services Ltd. (Debit, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard)

Instructors:

  • Dr. Dan McDermid, DairySMART Management
  • Dr. John Dick, DairySMART Management
  • Tadhg O’Leary, FARSHA (Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association)

For further information contact Greenbelt Veterinary Services office.


TAX CREDIT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:
Apprentices are eligible for a $1,000 tax credit upon completion of the program
click here for a link to the appropriate section of the Government of BC website.

TAX CREDIT INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS:
Employers are eligible for a training tax credit for the first 24 months: 20% of eligible salary and wages up to $4,000.
click here for a link to the appropriate section of the Government of BC website.

For more information please go to: DairyPRO BC or call Dr. John Dick at DairySMART Management: 604-792-1501