- The RJSA has met with Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges and the QATC Transition Project Management Office to discuss the provision of industry feedback to address any potential training delivery gaps in the regionally based satellite hubs arising directly from the QATC closure. Find out more about the process HERE.
- The RJSA will be answering your big questions about the many and varied career opportunities offered by the agriculture sector over the next few months. “What are the opportunities in the agriculture industry?”, we hear you ask. Find out HERE.
- AgForce Queensland will be working with Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools this year to facilitate connections with local agribusinesses and offer events and programs to further engage with the agribusiness industry. Read about their previous events HERE.
- Workforce planning can be successful without being complicated. The Workforce Planning Connect website provides all the tips and resources businesses need to take the next step on their workforce planning journey. Get started today HERE.
- Dr Nicole McDonald is conducting a CRDC funded research project to identify how workforce structures and skills are changing in response to technology adoption on cotton farms. Are you an early adopter cotton grower, who has integrated some form of ag-tech in the last 3 years? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0403 204 199 for further information regarding the research.
- Are you a farmer wanting to understand what’s really happening on your farm? The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance and TAFE Queensland are holding Embracing Digital Innovation in the Agricultural Sector workshops in Bundaberg and Dalby this month. Register now!
- Farmers throughout Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef Catchments will benefit from 14 new extension trainees who have recently begun work with various NRM and agricultural advisory groups through the Agriculture Extension Work Placement Program. Meet the trainees HERE.
- Agriculture Extension trainee Harry James has recently begun work with his host organisation, Cape York NRM. As part of his work, he recently attended a two-day grazing forum, read about his first impressions of his new role HERE.
- TAFE Queensland has designed a range of short courses to enable local farmers and residents in areas affected by drought to upskill, engage with local community and increase opportunities for off-farm income. Five training programs are available, all are fully funded under the Rural Support Training program. For more information, click HERE.
- There are a variety of visas available to enhance the agricultural industry’s ability to meet workforce needs. Many farmers are aware of working holiday visas, however there are many other visas that can be applied to agriculture. The Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network have put together a useful list, check it out HERE.
QFF Policy Officer Workforce Planning
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