As reported in the Countryman, the first ever WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment (Bootcamp) has been hailed by ag industry members to be the “best and most exciting avenue” for attracting new recruits to the agricultural mechanisation industry.

Held over three jam-packed days, 18 keen youngsters took part in training led by ag industry experts covering topics like:

  • agricultural mechanisation;
  • agronomy;
  • machinery application; and
  • work health and safety.

The Bootcamp program was designed to attract young people into the agricultural machinery sector, and to give participants competency across a range of skills and employability outcomes in precision agriculture.

Some highlights of Bootcamp described by participants were it was a “fantastic program and format”, which exposed applicants to “a wider range of future career pathways” and “was a great way to make new friends!”

McIntosh and Son Moora branch manager Cadeyn Catto was one industry leader involved in the ‘Meet and Greet’ session on the final day of Bootcamp.

As reported in the Countryman, “it was one of the most exciting opportunities I have ever been involved in from a resourcing point of view. The young people I spoke to had a real desire to be part of the industry.”

Members of industry present at the ‘Meet and Greet’ session have expressed their keen interest to take on many of the participants as apprentices!

Check out the following FarmWeekly and the Countryman articles, sharing the excitement and success of Bootcamp.

Stay tuned for information on future Bootcamp programs on the Muresk website.