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Training goes up a gear

Training in Moora is set to go up a gear due to a new partnership between AFGRI Equipment and Central Regional TAFE (CRTAFE).

Set to be announced at a community sundowner event later this month and after months of planning, CRTAFE’s Moora Campus will become the central training facility for AFGRI’s Apprenticeship program.

From April this year CRTAFE will provide training to 26 of AFGRI’s apprentices and 10 parts sales trainees, with the possibility of student numbers increasing in 2019.  Qualifications to be taught as part of the agreement include a Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology (AUR30416) and a Certificate III in Automotive Sales (AUR31016).

The signing of the agreement will take place at the community sundowner where those attending will also be able to tour the campus and view the newly renovated workshop and classroom.

Central Regional TAFE Managing Director Bill Swetman said he looks forward to working together to ensure the future success of our students.

“This partnership provides a positive framework for current and future AFGRI apprentices and we are very excited to welcome them to our Moora Campus” he said.

“Our team have been working hard to add aspects to the training package which are relevant and tailored to AFGRI’s needs as well as making some fantastic renovations to the campus” he said.

 “As the region’s only state vocational education training provider we look forward to working with local organisations and businesses to provide training that is meaningful, and ensures students are prepared to take on future jobs” he said.

Mr Swetman said the new partnership would also have a positive impact on the local community, and businesses due to the increased number of people coming to Moora for training. 

AFGRI Equipment Australia Operations Director Gollie Coetzee said:

“AFGRI recognise over the next 5 to 10 years, technology will keep evolving and the pace of change will be faster than ever before. We must ensure that we have skilled employees who have the right knowledge and expertise to continue to provide our customers with a premium service”.

“By investing in our employees through training initiatives, we are confident that our customers will feel assured in the knowledge that they will be receiving a quality, technology-driven customer experience for years to come” he said.

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