Pork talks

All Cultures Equal has been working with area pork producers and processors to offer a series of language classes beginning Tuesday, June 14 at ACE.

English and Spanish for the Pork Industry will begin on Tuesday, June 14 and be held each Tuesday through July 19. Classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

The classes will focus on improving recruitment, training, compliance, production, reporting, safety, and the overall growth of the pork industry in north central Iowa.

“We’re going to concentrate on the PQA, or the Pork Quality Assurance program, and the safety standards that are common to everyone in the United States,” said ACE Director Janet Toering.

These classes will teach both English and Spanish phrases and terms related to daily operations and compliance with nation PQA and safety standards. Goals of these classes are to improve speaking, listening, reading, and writing for understanding and accuracy.

Owners, managers, supervisors, human resources personnel, and other primary English or Spanish speakers that are leaders responsible for important communications in the pork industry are encouraged to attend.

“This is to help us strengthen our connections with the people that for us and that work with us. Then they can report better,” said Toering.

“This will improve production, compliance, safety, and human nature on being able to connect with all employees,” Toering said.

With a significant donation to help ACE bridge the economic gap and offer assistance to the pork industry to improve social and economic well-being, attendees are encouraged to bring as many people to the class as they would like, according to an ACE press release.

“The cost of taking this program is a donation,” Toering said.

For more information or to register for the event call (515) 832-4153 or email office@allculturesequal.org.

Toering also noted that BINGO at ACE has started up again on Sunday nights. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6 p.m.