Category Archives: Apprenticeships

Tocal students prove they are more than equal

As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 1965 the generosity of Mr CB Alexander allowed the opening of Tocal Agricultural College with its initial enrolments consisting of 15 young, male students. It was not until 1972 that the … Continue reading

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The Podmore Foundation – Returning Opportunity, one determined student at a time

by Narelle Sargent, Podmore Foundation As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 2007, a group of Duntroon classmates from the 1970s, all but one from immigrant or single-mother families, established the Podmore Foundation (Podmore) in gratitude for the … Continue reading

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Online learning allows farmers to connect from the paddock

A new range of online training courses are available for agribusiness and farmers to study managing climate risk, carbon management, soil biology and salinity. The EverTrain website currently offers accredited and non-accredited courses and was launched by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Future … Continue reading

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Status of women report shows a gender divide

From the September 2012 edition of Agriculture Today: Beyond the Kitchen Table – a column by Sonia Muir, Rural Women’s Network In the 12 months to September 2011, 13% of NSW women (2629) who started an apprenticeship or traineeship did so … Continue reading

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