The Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA) is a collaboration between industry, government and educators to promote primary industry education. PIEFA is helping the community to understand and value the food and fibre industries.
Recently, PIEFA negotiated with the Deans of Agriculture to take over the operation, management and further development of the primary industries career information hub, www.careerharvest.com.au
Career Harvest aims to be the “go to” site for food and fibre career information in Australia. It provides scholarship and internship information (currently being updated) and career pathway information. Each year Career Harvest attracts more than 20,000 individual users.
As we update and refresh career Harvest we want to know what information is useful to you? What can we do better?
If you are an employer or a Primary Industries stakeholder – and that’s all of us – what do you want Career Harvest to highlight?
And if you are a researcher in the sector let us know how your research may lead to future career opportunities.
Over the next decade or so the Asian region will be become central to global economic growth. Together with demographic change, population growth and technological advances the planet faces unique challenges. As a consequence, the Primary Industry sector may provide some of the interesting and challenging problem to work on and employment opportunities.
For example, the primary industries sector is strengthening their sustainability and environmental credentials and as a consequence new opportunities are arising to apply technological and practical solutions to complex problems. Boutique industries are emerging that seek to feed and clothe not only Australia but also niche areas throughout the world. New initiatives are driving change.
Over the next 12 months you will see several changes to the Career Harvest based on your input and feedback. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.