AgriFutures Australia and are collaborating to deliver an entrepreneurial learning program for Year 9 and 10 students.

The program will teach school kids in rural and regional Australia to solve the problems facing agriculture using innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset, and will be supported through sponsorships worth $7,000 that AgriFutures Australia will be giving to seven schools around the country.

There are currently four jobs in agriculture for every university graduate studying an agriculture-related degree. This program will show young people how the skills and mindset of entrepreneurs can allow them to create their own jobs and show them how they can incorporate their own passions and interests into business.

To be eligible for the program, schools must be a secondary public high school and offer Commerce, Agricultural Studies or Geography to Year 9 or Year 10 students. Schools must also be located in a rural or regional area and must commit to delivering the program to a minimum of one class in Term 2 and Term 3 of 2018.

Applications are now open and can be accessed through the AgriFutures website.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 27 February 2018.