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Farm course support for Broadford Secondary College students

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BROADFORD Secondary College is among 43 schools across Victoria to share in $5.5 million through the State Government’s Secondary Schools Agriculture Fund.

The college will receive $197,000 to support students gaining skills and experience needed to work in primary production and food, fibre and cropping enterprises – with a focus on beef, eggs and general agriculture.

The Secondary Schools Agriculture Fund is part of a $50 million government Agricultural College Modernisation Program, which aims to help more students pursue careers in agriculture and meet the demands of a growing farm, food and fibre sector.

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Education Minister Natalie Hutchins said improving access to vocational education and training, VET, was part of the government’s Senior Secondary Pathway Reforms, offering students more choices that matched their strengths and interests.

“This is all about backing our students – who are the future of agriculture and the next generation of farmers,” she said.

“This funding will help thousands of young people get the skills and the experience they need for a career in the sector and set them on the path to a bright future.”

From next year, more Victorian schools will provide a set of 12 core VET pathways for students. Agriculture and environment is one of the core pathways, which are in areas of high jobs growth.

People can find more information by visiting vic.gov.au/secondary-schools-agriculture-fund.

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