new program launched on national agriculture day
To coincide with National Agriculture Day, Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery visited Muresk Institute to launch a new agricultural training program.
The Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Technology and Enterprise (ELATE) program will address contemporary issues in agriculture and will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and networks to do business better.
The program will be led by industry lecturers and will be delivered in three residential blocks over 12 months to allow participants to attend from across the State. Upon completion participants will be awarded a Diploma of Leadership and Management.
During the launch Minister Ellery spoke about the growth of the agricultural industry with agriculture being Australia's second largest export.
"Agriculture is an extremely viable career option and currently supports 1.6 million Australian jobs across the supply chain in areas like production, retail, logistics, processing and marketing," she said.
"The demand for highly skilled workers in the agriculture sector is growing and, like many other industries, it continues to evolve as technology modernises the way we work."
Visit the ELATE program course page to find out more and to register your interest.
(L-R) Muresk Institute Farm Supervisor Steve Wainewright, Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery, Muresk Institute General Manager Prue Jenkins