Recent research has established that there are a lot of skill shortages in the horticulture and other primary industries. At present, the horticulture industry is experiencing shortages of science graduates in the following areas:
- On farm research
- Consultancy positions
- Positions in research organisations
- Food processing and packing
- Teaching and training
The GrowSmart Careers in Science Program has been developed to help overcome these shortages. Its main aim is to encourage secondary school students to study science at a tertiary level and to follow a career path in the horticulture industry.
The Riverland Winegrape Growers Association is a major contributor to the GrowSmart project.
For further information, go to the GrowSmart website.