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​Drone versus Dog Trials take off

Our annual Drone versus Dog Trials officially took flight last month when our Drone versus Dog Roadshow crew and spec’d up trailer visited Edmund Rice College in Bindoon. This visit launched the first of nine school visits to take place around the State including Applecross Senior High School, Perth Modern School, Quairading District High School and others.

Muresk Institute General Manager Prue Jenkins said this program is a great initiative to expose graduating high school students to the agriculture industry.

“Drone versus Dog is one of our favourite projects, it allows us to get out into schools and bust the myths and perceptions young people have of the agriculture industry.

“Australian agriculture industry supports 1.6 million Australian jobs – it’s a booming industry and it’s our responsibility, Muresk’s responsibility, as the State’s skills hub for modern agriculture to promote the training pathways available to a thriving industry which has such optimistic career prospects,” she said.

“Last year we surveyed our participants and found that there was an increase in the consideration of a career in the agriculture industry after they had been involved in this initiative.”

The program comprises a series school visits and culminates in drone flying time trial competition held at Muresk Institute in mid May. Over the course of the program students in Years 10-12 will learn how drones and other innovative technologies are used in the agriculture industry as well as the career opportunities and training pathways available.

View the Drone versus Dog Trials page for more information.