Col­lege open day to pro­vide in­sight

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

ALon­gerenong Col­lege open day on Sun­day will in­clude pre­sen­ta­tions about course struc­ture, schol­ar­ship in­for­ma­tion as well as fu­ture de­vel­op­ments ear­marked for the col­lege.

There will be cam­pus and farm tours through­out the day and prospec­tive stu­dents can view projects which will be un­der­taken dur­ing their time at the col­lege.

A pop­u­lar show steer team will pa­rade its steers dur­ing the day in prepa­ra­tion for Royal Mel­bourne Show.

Col­lege busi­ness de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Donna Win­field has been busy trav­el­ling across Vic­to­ria and in­ter­state pro­mot­ing the col­lege and agri­cul­tural ca­reers.

“The in­crease in in­ter­est is ex­cit­ing and great to see,” she said.

“We have had more in­ter­est in cour­ses and the open day in gen­eral than in pre­vi­ous years.

“Part of a strate­gic plan has been to get back into schools and talk about the ex­cit­ing ca­reers that come from study­ing agri­cul­ture.

“Lon­gerenong Col­lege pro­vides hands-on prac­ti­cal train­ing to help with the process.”

Reg­is­tra­tions for the open day start at a welcome mar­quee at the col­lege at 10am.

Course in­for­ma­tion ses­sions will be in the col­lege au­di­to­rium at 10.15am, 11.15am and 1.30pm.

The ses­sions will in­clude in­for­ma­tion on agri­cul­tural ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties, schol­ar­ships on of­fer, news about plans for Lon­gerenong Col­lege, course in­for­ma­tion and an in­sight into life at the col­lege.

Tu­ition and ac­com­mo­da­tion fees will also be cov­ered in the ses­sions.

Col­lege farm bus tours will start at 10.30am and ev­ery half hour there­after.

Vis­i­tors can tour the col­lege farm by bus for a look at crop­ping, sheep and beef cat­tle en­ter­prises.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion and cam­pus tours will run through­out the day from 10am to 3pm.

Cur­rent stu­dents will take prospec­tive stu­dents and their fam­i­lies for a walk­ing tour of the cam­pus, which will in­clude the up­graded $4.5-mil­lion ac­com­mo­da­tion and train­ing ar­eas, as well as dis­plays of sam­ples of the stu­dents’ work.

Show steer pa­rades will be at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

“Part of a strate­gic plan has been to get back into schools and talk about the ex­cit­ing ca­reers that come from study­ing agri­cul­ture” – Donna Win­field

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