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Farm career training database launched


June 10, 2009
By CNW News Service

labourJune 10, St. John’s, Nfld. — The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource
Council (CAHRC) today launched AgriTalent.ca – an easy-to-use online
database linking Canadians to institutions and training providers that
offer programs in agriculture.

labourJune 10, St. John’s, Nfld. — The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) today launched AgriTalent.ca – an easy-to-use online database linking Canadians to institutions and training providers that offer programs in agriculture.
     
“This is an exciting time to get into and to prosper in agriculture,” said Terry Murray, Chair of CAHRC’s board of directors. “There is an immediate need for people with specialized training and skills, and the possibilities are endless. AgriTalent.ca will help Canadians discover those possibilities and get the education they need to start, or grow within a rewarding career.”
      
Canadian agriculture is facing a growing shortage of skilled workers. Over the next five years, an estimated 50,000 positions will need to be filled. These include supervisory and technical specialists, machinery operators and mechanics as well as general farm workers.
      
“AgriTalent.ca reveals a lot about the opportunities agriculture presents as a career choice,” added CAHRC’s executive director Danielle Vinette. “Thanks to the Internet, this tool shows Canadians and the world the wealth of agriculture training programs offered by Canadian institutions and training providers.” 
    
AgriTalent.ca contains up-to-date information on more than 1,000 programs and courses that are offered by training institutions across Canada. Listings range from full-time degree and diploma programs to accreditation and continuing education courses.

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