Friday, 24 May 2013

Primary industry careers

Department of Education Media Release

Liz Banks

Deputy Secretary, Department of Education
Friday, 24 May 2013

There are a number of initiatives in schools that promote awareness of careers in primary industries, Department of Education Deputy Secretary, Liz Banks, said today.

 “The Department’s Guaranteeing Futures teams in each region organise activities for secondary students, undertake professional learning and link with outside agencies to promote awareness of careers in a range of areas including the primary industry sector,” Ms Banks said.

 “The Taste of the Polytechnic (TOP) program and Try-a-Skill events, which provide applied vocational taster programs for secondary school students, also include a focus on primary industries.

 “Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that can lead to career opportunities in primary industries are available to students in Years 11 and 12 (and in some instances to students in Years 9 and 10).

 “These include courses in Horticulture, Rural Operations, Agriculture, Food Processing and Animal Studies,” Ms Banks said.   

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