Train­ing boost for agri­cul­tural jobs

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

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