Action needed for agricultural education

By Stuart Armitage, Qff President
Updated December 12 2018 - 12:18am, first published December 11 2018 - 11:08pm
Action needed for ag sector education

Building a sustainable workforce is an ongoing, complex and challenging issue for Queensland’s agriculture sector. To realise the workforce it needs for the future, the sector must attract and set up potential employees for success in their chosen field. The Queensland Government’s decision to close the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) in Emerald and Longreach and cease all operations by the end of 2019 challenges this aim and is disappointing for the sector and the regional communities the colleges support.

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