Call for farmers to attend careers expo

THERE’S less than a month till the AgVision careers expo at Junee High School and organisers are encouring farmers in the shire to attend the event which is hoped to encourage students to pursue a career in


AgVision will give students an opportunity to see practical examples of the possible careers available in the industry – not just farming and fencing, but everything from wheat marketing to wool classing.

“It’s not just about leaving school and getting a job (in agriculture), it’s a wide showcase of different careers,” teacher Sandra Heffernan said.

While a careers expo is not a new idea, it will be the first agricultural careers expo hosted by Junee High School and more than 320 students from Wagga, Griffith, Albury and all points in-between will attend.

“It’s not lectures for students to listen to, there will be practical activities,” Mrs Heffernan said.

Industry experts have volunteered their time to demonstrate the practicalities of their industry and

it means students will get a taste of four different fields within agriculture from a total of 32 available.

The careers on show will cover everything from jobs straight out of school to further education from TAFE to university.

The expo already has several high profile guests expected to attend, including NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson, Member for Riverina Michael McCormack and Junee’s own senator Bill Heffernan.