MURESK has produced its first crop of graduates from an inaugural agricultural diploma delivered at the Northam educational and training facility.
Acting general manager John Smoker said the two-year course had provided job-ready graduates with high-level industry-driven technical skills.
“This first group of students are ready to start work, having gained skills and practical, hands-on experience to help them establish a solid career in the agricultural sector,” he said.
“The response from industry to the diploma course has been extremely positive, with employers already looking for graduates to fill a range of roles, including an agronomist and technical officer.”
Mr Smoker said the diploma was becoming a key enabler for the growth of agricultural skills development in WA, while also providing a stronger future for Muresk.
“The course is generating a lot of interest, with students from various regions of WA having already enrolled for next year.”
Mr Smoker said in the past year Muresk focused on improving the perception of agriculture and agribusiness careers.
“This work has been made possible by a $10 million investment through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, under the Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture initiative,” he said.
“Through this initiative, we are delivering training and higher education programs to build a skilled workforce that has the knowledge and technical expertise to meet industry needs.”