Agribusiness encompasses the vast variety of exciting career pathways and jobs associated with on-farm production and then the various stages of distribution, value adding, processing and marketing the product right through the supply chain until it is ultimately purchased by the consumer.
The Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools program aims to help young people make a successful transition from school into further education and/or employment. The project encourages partnerships between schools, training (VET), universities and industry to provide career opportunities for young people.
The program provides opportunities for students and school communities to engage in the diverse range of careers across businesses based on primary industries. Students will gain valuable experience in the industry while still at school, providing them with the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about training and employment upon leaving school, and at the same time raising the profile of careers in the agribusiness sector.
By being a school participating in the Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program, various key learning areas and the associated curriculum will endeavour to include a range of agribusiness related contexts and activities in and out of the classroom.
Schools will work together in the sharing of information, ideas, teacher professional development and resources as well as strengthening partnerships with agribusiness industries. From these partnerships, opportunities for work experience, structured work placements and school based traineeships or cadetships with agribusiness industries at all levels become increasingly possible.
This initiative was developed in response to skills shortages across agribusiness industries and the need to attract and retain a skilled workforce across the agribusiness sector for our future.
For more information on the Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program, including details about current activities and projects, opportunities for students and teachers or how your school or business can get involved, contact the project manager.