College open day to provide insight
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