Scholarship rocks Wayne’s world
PEOPLE working in a variety of horticultural sectors have been urged to apply for one of 16 industry-supported scholarships worth $10,000 each.
An orchard manager in the South says the masterclass made him a better grower.
Wayne Trengove, who manages Hansen’s Orchard growing cherries and apples at Rosegarland near New Norfolk, said the course was a great training opportunity for horticultural business professionals.
Mr Trengrove was in the masterclass this year and was a recipient of a scholarship.
The masterclass was tailor-made for Australian entrepreneurs with the expertise from the University of Tasmania, Wageningen Academy in The Netherlands and New Zealand’s Lincoln University.
“My skills are already honed better, and I think I’m a better manager and horticulturalist than I was before,” Mr Trengove said.
“The course taught me a few bits and pieces that I immediately put into action in the orchard.”
Mr Trengrove said he learned more about reading market trends and marketing in his sector.
Associate Professor Alistair Gracie from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture said the course was offered through flexible online delivery and included several face-to-face field trips.
“The 10-month course is designed for people who want to take their careers to the next level, by gaining new knowledge and business skills that can immediately be put into practice,” he said.
Scholarships are available for the vegetable, nursery, apple and pear sectors. Visit utas.edu.au/tia/study/masterclass-in-horticultural-business Applications are open until October 29.