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Hay Inc. to Kick Off Another Unique Hands-On Rural Training Program in 2018.

With a further two years of funding from Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) confirmed, Hay Inc. is pleased to continue its unique, hands-on rural skills program into 2018.

With a further two years of funding from Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) confirmed, Hay Inc. is pleased to continue its unique, hands-on rural skills program into 2018.

To commence in February 2018, this will be the fourth intake of students for this very successful program.

Emily King, AWI Manager Woolgrower Education & Capacity Building, said “AWI has been supporting Hay Inc. on behalf of the Australian wool industry since its inception and are pleased to be able to continue to support this one-of-a-kind program. The Hay Inc. philosophy of working with local industry icons who volunteer their time to pass on their wealth of experience to young people looking for a start in sheep and wool works exceptionally well. The program’s graduates continue to come away with real skills and confidence to begin a career in the industry.”

The training is tailored to provide young people with a diverse range of experiences to enhance their skills for employment and offer them support and advice from people who have been involved and working in the industry for many years.

Training covers stockmanship and sheep classing through to motorbike maintenance, safety training, first aid and quad bike handling, and is delivered on working stations in the Hay district.

Mentoring and networking is a major part of the program, and past groups of participants have developed firm friendships and a wonderful support network, benefiting from learning and socialising with a group of like-minded mates.

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