Mentoring for the rural sector : identifying the needs of the participants
In years gone by farming was looked at as a life style option for people who wanted to work outside. It was not considered to be a desirable career option for most but was for those who had no other options. It involved hard work and long hours. Today farming is looked at as a good career option with huge opportunity. For skilled and motivated people there is an enormous amount of potential to develop a very successful career in the multibillion dollar business of farming. With an ever evolving industry it is extremely important that the Agriculture Education system continues to grow. This report outlines 6 case studies to look at if training and skills transfer play a part in sucession planning. In particular, it considers whether the needs of our Rural Farming Community being catered for with the Training Services currently available to them.... [Show full abstract]
Fields of Research130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education; 070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
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