AACC board members Chris Bazley, Tony Rayner, Graham Hart and Prue Bondfield.
AACC board members Chris Bazley, Tony Rayner, Graham Hart and Prue Bondfield. Rebekah Polley

Ag college visitors get on campus

NEW direction and reinvestment opportunities were top priority for the Australian Agricultural College Corporation who were in Emerald last week.

The visit was part of meetings the board held at various college campuses across Queensland and was a chance to meet with staff and local industry.

AACC Emerald executive director Tony Rayner said the board members were very impressed with the excellent facilities available for education and training and with the planned investment to upgrade areas in need of refurbishment.

“The new direction for AACC involves rebuilding the residential numbers at Longreach campus and continuing to grow the numbers at Emerald while offering innovative, flexible short-course training across the state at our delivery sites and also as market demands required,” he said. “The need for change is linked to the availability of employees to access training and feedback from market research whereby in some areas it is difficult for staff to access two weeks away for training, whereas if it is delivered onsite that is more operationally convenient.

“The reinvestment program will focus around modernising existing sites and relocating to new sites at Mareeba and Burdekin.”


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