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LEADAg stands for Leading, Educating and Developing the next generation of the agricultural workforce

 agricultural education 
.& mentoring 

The program addresses the lack of opportunity for young people to gain practical, hands-on training and skills to make them employable. Participation in the program provides young people with work ready skills and support from industry mentors. Not only do they benefit from the skills development but also build the confidence and capacity to choose a career in the agricultural industry.

LEADAg 2024

2024 LEADAg Youth applications have now closed.

 

If you are 15 to 17 years-old as at 1 June 2024, keen to learn more about agriculture, and want to follow an agriculture career pathway, apply HERE.

The 2024 LEADAg Youth program will run during the second week of the July school holidays and the first week of the September school holidays 2024.

Participants must be available to attend both weeks of the program.

Week 1: Monday 1st - Sunday 7th July, Emerald.

Week 2: Sunday 15th - Saturday 21st September, Longreach.

Participants should arrive to the respective location on the day prior to the first day of each week. As this program is residential, accommodation and meals are provided.

Families of participants are invited to attend a small graduation ceremony on the final day of the program in Longreach, Saturday 21st September.

No prior agriculture experience is required to apply.

If you're 18-30, scroll down for more!!

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LEADAg PLUS 

Applications are open!!

 

If you are 18 to 30 years-old as at 1 June 2024, keen to build your agricultural skills, want to meet potential employers and follow an agriculture career pathway, apply HERE.

LEADAg Plus is a two-week program and is being offered in two different locations, Longreach or Tambo. Participants must be available to attend both weeks of the program in their chosen area.

 

Longreach:

Week 1 (10th-14th June)

Week 2 (19th-23rd August)

Tambo:

Week 1 (17th-21st June)

Week 2 (26th-30th August)

Participants should arrive to the respective location on the Sunday prior to the first day of each week. Families of participants are invited to attend a small graduation ceremony on the final day of the program in August.

Training and exposure will be provided in areas such as stock handling (including cattle, sheep and goats), wool harvesting (shearing), animal nutrition, pest control, rural and remote first aid, UTV operation, small motor mechanics, welding, chainsaw use and fencing.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from RESQ+, there is no cost to attend the LEADAg Plus program. No prior agriculture experience is required to apply.

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LEADAg Youth 2023

The LEADAg initiative was extended to a comprehensive, three week course in 2023. One-week blocks were held in April, June and September throughout the Emerald and Longreach regions. See the positive feedback from this year's participants in the video below.

The LEADAg Youth program 2023 was funded by the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network, the Local Buying Foundation and SQNNSW Innovation Hub.

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There are more exciting things to come in 2024!!

 LEADAg Pilot program 

The LEADAg pilot program was funded by the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network, an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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 pilot student testimonials 

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 INdustry insights   webinar series 

The purpose of this series is to talk to industry leaders and mentors within the agricultural industry to identify and learn about the endless career opportunities available.

To watch our previous webinars click the button below!

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