Training boost for agricultural jobs
ENSURING primary producers and the next generation of agricultural workers are well-trained and have the right skills for the jobs of the future will be the focus of a new partnership between AgForce and Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges.
The two organisations signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to deliver improved education and training outcomes for Queensland’s agricultural sector.
QATC CEO Mark Tobin said the agreement was a great opportunity for both organisations to work together to assist Queensland’s primary producers to build productivity in a rapidly changing industry. AgForce general president Grant Maudsley said with global demand for Queensland’s high-quality food and fibre growing significantly, agriculture would continue to be a foundation of the state’s economy that underpinned tens of thousands of jobs.
The two organisations will collaborate and partner on the delivery of industry workshops, accredited training – including recognition of prior learning, and short course training.