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Developing Student interest in Agriculture

The Food, Fibre & Timber Industries Training Council attended the Hon Alannah MacTiernan's announcement of the Developing Student Interest in Agriculture report, by Student Edge/YouthInsights, last week. If you have some interest in school education, we encourage you to read it. A link to the presentation can be found here. If you require further information or have any queries, please contact with Paul Etheredge as per the details below: E: paul.etheredge@fftitc.com.au T: 08 9361 2800 (Monday - Thursday)

FFTI Nimble News

Featured in this issue: Survey: Textile Fabrication Traineeship - Variation to an Apprenticeship Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products (MST30216) Education and Health Standing Committee: Putting VET to the test - An assessment of the delivery of Vocational Education and Training in Schools Rural Bank Scholarships - 15 new scholarships to first-time undergraduate university students enrolled in studies that will enable them to contribute to the Australian agricultural industry Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships - scholarships to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields. Close Monday, 8 January 2018

Seasonal Worker Incentive

Does your industry need short term horticultural labour during seasonal peak times, such as harvesting? Would they like to employ a ’local’ person but have found it hard to attract them? The Australian Government has now made it easier for unemployed people to undertake seasonal horticultural work. Under this trial unemployed people can earn up to $5,000 per year without losing any of their income support payments. They can also receive a Living Away and Travel Allowance of up to $300 per year if the work is more than 120 km from their home. Qualifying seasonal horticultural work includes harvesting and packing of crops (such as vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, hops, nuts, fungi, olives, f

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Featured in this issue: Survey: Establishment of a Beekeeping Traineeship Survey: Establishment of a Pet Grooming Traineeship Changes to payroll tax exemption for trainees announced Funding Opportunity: The New Industries Fund - to support and accelerate new and emerging businesses to diversify the Western Australian economy and create new WA jobs and industries Changes to the MySkills Website – lots of additional information on accessing vocational training Have your Say: Local Government Act Review - Phase 1 Consultation Paper New Program at Muresk Institute – Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Technology and Enterprise (ELATE) Helpful website - Keep your business safe from cyber threats Fo

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