Peking University grad establishes butcher school

12:44, August 10, 2010      

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"You are the first group of graduates to major in meat-cutting in China," Chen Sheng, a Peking University alumnus, proudly emphasized during the graduation ceremony of China's first butcher school, which he established.

Chen established the butcher school in May, 2010. There were 200 people who applied and he enrolled 68 of them. The school does not charge tuition fees and provided students with free accommodations, meals and even an allowance. The first group of 40 students recently graduated.

Chen gave an analysis of the industry as his rationale for establishing the school.

"My company has a total of 300 stalls and every chain store needs three butchers. Nationwide, there are over 600 million pigs that need to be slaughtered every day and 2 million to 3 million butchers or pork sellers," he said.

In Chen's opinion, there should be a school for any occupation that has practitioners numbering 1 million or more.

"However, there are no training institutions in our industry, which has millions of practitioners. As a matter of fact, it is a service industry and an industry that requires advanced techniques."

Chen is not the first person who graduated from the prestigious Peking University and ended up selling pork. However, he is the only one to have sold pork to Peking University and opened branches nationwide, according to China Youth Daily.

By People's Daily Online


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