Video puts agriculture careers in the frame


A new video developed for Queensland high school students is showcasing the many and varied career opportunities in Queensland agriculture.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the ‘Your Future in Agriculture’ video highlighted some of the current, emerging and ever-evolving roles that support agriculture.

“The ‘Your Future in Agriculture’ video will help students, their parents and their teachers, to better understand the opportunities that agriculture and agribusiness offer,” Mr Furner said.

“Whether a student is in Mt Isa or Brisbane, the video will help identify opportunities and advice for students considering agriculture and agribusiness careers.”

Mr Furner said the video was developed in partnership with industry, through the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance.

“The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA) led by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has worked closely with the diverse agricultural industries we have here in Queensland to produce this informative video,” Mr Furner said.

“The video is a great example of the collaboration between government and industry in promoting careers in agriculture and I have asked RJSA to develop a proposal for future industry engagement with schools.

“The Queensland Government is investing $3 million over 2018-2021 to support the great work of the RJSA, which provides strategic advice on future skilling and training needs of the agriculture sector; and QAWN which assists agribusinesses to attract, develop and retain skilled workers across the State.”

QFF President Stuart Armitage said the ‘Your Future in Agriculture’ video was a positive step in attracting and engaging the next generation of agricultural workers for the future of the sector.

“The video highlights to school students the importance of food, fibre, foliage and renewable fuel production and the endless opportunities and diverse career pathways available in agriculture,” Mr Armitage said.

“Passionate agricultural workers redefine what it means to work in the sector by challenging the common misconceptions and inspiring students to consider the interesting and rewarding employment opportunities agriculture offers.”

“RJSA is committed to ensuring the Queensland agriculture sector has a sustainable, capable and high performing workforce now and in the future.”

Mr Furner said the video’s content aligned with the evolving school curriculum’s increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

“STEM subjects are of great importance to agriculture as all of those disciplines are relevant to modern food and fibre production,” Mr Furner said.

“Agriculture plays a vital role in communities across Queensland and I have no doubt that the ‘Your Future in Agriculture’ video will reap significant rewards for both the sector and high school students.”

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
The Honourable Mark Furner

Business Business & Economy Education & Schools Employment & Training Political Primary Industries Queensland Government Teenagers & Young Adults

Queensland Agriculture : Queensland Government :
PO Box 15168, City East, Qld, 4002, Queensland Wide
07 3404 6999
13 25 23
Queensland Agriculture : Queensland Government
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Chickens keep cool, egged on by innovation 04 December 2019 | Queensland scientists have found an egg-cellent way of keeping chickens cool on farms in the height of summer. More information...
World renowned chef named #eatqld champion 12 November 2019 | The Queensland Government has named a world-renowned Queensland chef the state’s second #eatqld Champion. More information...
Is your property ready for natural disaster season? 01 November 2019 | Queensland producers are being urged to prepare for natural disasters to help ensure the safety of family, workers and animals. More information...
Get crackling now to protect Queensland pork 16 October 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government is urging all Queenslanders to be aware of the threat of African swine fever (ASF) and how they can reduce the risk of it being introduced. More information...
Workshop targets growing fresh produce exports to Asia 08 October 2019 | Making Queensland’s fresh produce exports the first choice of importers and retailers in Asian markets is the focus of a supply chain workshop held today in Brisbane.  More information...
Holding the line on cattle ticks 24 September 2019 | After three years of operation, Queensland’s cattle tick line is proving to be a robust line of defence against cattle ticks. More information...
Annual report highlights key support for growing Queensland agriculture 26 September 2019 | Key support provided by the Palaszczuk Government is helping to drive export growth and job creation in Queensland’s agriculture sector. More information...
RED grant application deadline extended for producers doing it tough 13 September 2019 | The deadline for applications for the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating Rural Economic Development Grants (RED) program has been extended so bushfire and drought-ravaged applicants don’t miss out. More information...
Financial assistance to help producers affected by the bushfires 10 September 2019 | Primary producers impacted by the recent bushfires can apply for disaster recovery assistance. More information...
Last chance to apply for grants to support even more regional jobs 28 August 2019 | Time is running out to apply for the next round of the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating Rural Economic Development Grants (RED) program. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service