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Inside this edition:

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You are invited to a free forum for all Food, Fibre and Timber Industry stakeholders.

Skilling: Looking Forward

Hear a panel of leaders discuss the future of training and contribute your thoughts:

  • Anne Driscoll, Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development

  • Jim Walker, Chair of the State Training Board

  • Michael Hartman, CEO of Skills Impact, a national Skills Service Organisation

  • Michelle Hoad, Managing Director, North Metropolitan TAFE

  • Carlo Gosatti, Chair, Food, Fibre, Timber Industry Training Council

Tuesday the 8 October 2019

Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm *

Includes networking and light meal Venue: Crown Perth Convention Centre, Burswood, WA

Details and the booking link are at: https://www.fftitrainingcouncil.com.au/single-post/2019/07/24/Forum-for-industry-employers-trainers

*The AGM of the Training Council is included from 3:30 to 4:00pm – all are welcome.


Animal Care Meeting:

Our next Industry Advisory Group meeting is Tuesday 27 August, 3 - 4 pm. Diana McNaughton the Skills Impact Industry Engagement Manager is also visiting Perth and can update us on national developments. Contact Paul Etheredge to RSVP.

Strategic Plan:

Department of Training and Workforce Development Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 released.

Future less clear for Australian youth - Interesting Infographic:

Life at 24: Then & Now provides a snapshot of how study, training and work have changed for Australians aged 24 in 2018 compared to those in 2008.

Visible Farmer: Have you heard of Visible Farmer?

Visible Farmer is a series of documentaries about the important role that women play in the agricultural industry. Here’s a trailer.

Aquaculture Technology:

A new national project to develop Units of Competency for remotely operated vehicles, drones and biosensors in aquaculture.

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Awards/Funding:

Applications are open for the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, recognising and supporting young Australians aged 18-35 by funding innovation projects.

Animal Welfare Collaborative:

An independent, non-partisan organisation led by the University of Queensland, has one simple goal: to improve the welfare of animals, especially farm animals.

All things green:

Greenlife Industry Australia is the new national peak body for the plant nursery, gardens and horticulture.

Rural community action:

Recognising that the younger generation now have limited opportunities to gain the hands-on training and skills to make them employable locally, the Hay community have collaborated to develop training and employment opportunities.

Safety and Health Representatives Training:

A 5 day course designed for elected Representatives

Science and Innovation Awards for Young People – Applications Open:

If you’re 18-35 and want to make a difference in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 4 October 2019

16 Advantages of Having Millennials in the Workplace:

Interesting article by Life Hack. Great Career Resource:

Job Outlook is bigger, better and more feature packed than ever

The apartment construction scandal:

What does it mean for our industries?

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