Students keen on a career in agriculture and related industries can learn all they need to know at the WA College of Agriculture – Denmark’s annual Open Day on Saturday 31 August 2019.
The College is considered one of the leaders in the achievement of educational and training outcomes for young men and women in a diversity of agricultural and related fields. Its point of difference is an integrated program that combines on-the-job workplace training on a ‘real working farm’ with a general education program for Years 10-12. Due to the strong practical nature of the College program, and its popularity, there are a limited number of places available each year and, as a result, a stringent selection process is in place for both residential and day students wishing to enrol.
Navigating the admission/enrolment process can sometimes be daunting, so parents are invited to visit the designated Enrolment Information Stand where you can get all the help you need. There is already strong demand for places at the College in 2021 and beyond so Open Day will give parents and prospective students an exceptional opportunity to see what the College has to offer and to make preliminary enquiries about admission.
The College provides a combination of academic and industry-based training that provides students with a wide variety of career options upon graduating. Students have access to a range of programs, including an ATAR pathway for students wishing to keep their university options open. “College students are in strong demand for trainee-ships, apprenticeships or jobs because of their broad skill and knowledge set and their “work-readiness”, said Principal, Mr Osborne
On the day there will be presentations about course availability and employment opportunities and families and the general public can tour College facilities including the fully automated robotic dairy, equine centre and trade training centre. There will be tours of the surrounding farm, ability to talk with teachers and students and see a variety of hands-on demonstrations, providing a real feel for the programs on offer.
There will be plenty of activities for everyone including shearing demonstrations, wool classing, equine events, cattle-parades, metal and automotive, machinery and equipment exhibitions. Classrooms will display coursework projects and there will be market stalls selling horticultural produce, including the popular wine tasting and sales from the College’s East River vineyard. A Grand Parade will wrap up the day. Also on offer is a buffet lunch for a gold coin donation, the proceeds of which is donated to charity.
Open day runs from 10am to 3pm at 872 South Coast Highway, Denmark. Extensive, free onsite parking is available.