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New ag alternative for senior high school students

Next year will see doors open to inaugural students for a new specialist agricultural education program in Emerald, as an alternative to attending a traditional high school for Year 11 and 12.

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30 years in the job!

"It doesn't matter where you go to a horse event on the eastern seaboard of Australia, there is probably a Longreach horse student riding or working around there somewhere," said instructor John Arnold of Longreach Pastoral College, reflecting on his past thirty years of instruction at the College.

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Seeds of new agricultural scholarship sown 25 years ago

The concept for the newly-established Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) scholarship was sparked early this year during celebrations for CQUniversity's 25th anniversary of university status.

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QATC Cane Haulout 2017

​Skills training to help meet demand for workers in sugar industry

Job opportunities still remain in the sugar industry and jobseekers now have the opportunity to undertake funded training and get a foot in the door of this important industry.

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QATC sponsor 2017 training awards

For over 50 years the Queensland Training Awards have been celebrating the top achievements of Vocational Education and Training (VET) students, apprentices and trainees, employers, training initiatives, teachers and trainers, and training providers.

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A milestone for Longreach Pastoral College

Longreach Pastoral College has celebrated 50 years since first opening its doors to students in 1967. It seems fitting that the class of 2017 commenced their semester on Monday 6 February – the exact same date as the inaugural students all those years ago.

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Flexible rural skills training popular in Dalrymple and Flinders regions

Opportunities for agricultural training have been given a boost in the Dalrymple and Flinders regions, with a Rural Training Queensland instructor now based at Charters Towers. New instructor, Jean Robins and her mobile training service, is a welcome addition to fulfil gaps in the training needs of individuals and groups in the local communities.

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Ag scholarship winners set for study in 2017

Over $100 000 in scholarships have been awarded to students enrolling in agricultural courses through Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) this year.

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Agribusiness skill set a flexible study option

A joint initiative between the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) and Rural Training Queensland, a division of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC), means farm owners and agribusiness managers can undertake flexible, accredited training to enhance their management skills.

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Emerald Agricultural College Graduation 2016

Congratulations to all of our 2016 graduates, and best of luck for the future.

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Longreach Pastoral College Graduation 2016​

Congratulations to all of our 2016 graduates, and best of luck for the future.

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Ag training expands in Charters Towers

Rural Training Queensland has announced the appointment of new trainer based in Charters Towers to fulfil demand for rural skills development in the region.

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​$100K in scholarships on offer for ag students

The generosity of several organisations makes over $100 000 of scholarships available to students interested in studying with Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges in 2017.

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​Scholarship fosters passion for living and studying in regional Qld

With a rural family background and a strong interest in livestock and crop genetics, Emerald local Meg McCosker was eager to undertake an agricultural education after high school, and felt a scholarship would give her the boost she needed to make the most of her studies.

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A TASTE of ag and they're keen for more

With 2016 coming to a close, school leavers are making big decisions about their careers and post-school education options.

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Glencore scholarship success

An ongoing program of scholarships offered by mining company Glencore is providing a boost for students studying at Emerald Agricultural College.

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​Scholarships to support youth in practical ag education

Students who want to launch a career in agriculture could soon be a step closer to achieving their goal, with scholarships for study at Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges in 2017 now up for the taking.

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AWI and Longreach Pastoral College join forces for wool industry upskilling

Two of the acknowledged leaders in education and skills development in the sheep and wool industry have joined forces to fund and deliver Novice Shearing and Wool Handling Workshops in Queensland's central west.

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​2016 Intercol run and won… by LPC!

​With Emerald Agricultural College (EAC) students arriving at Longreach Pastoral College (LPC) on a Friday afternoon, Intercol kicked off with the Amazing Race Challenge. No EAC-LPC rivalries yet though… students from both Colleges worked alongside each other in randomly assigned teams during the social activities.

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Grand ambitions fostered by CQ University study program

Nicholas McBride has just wrapped up the first year of his Bachelor of Agriculture, and feels energised about his future. With a rural background and a passion for living on the land Mr McBride declares, "A career in agriculture is the only choice for me."

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​Selection of stockhorses and quarter horses for sale by tender

Longreach Pastoral College is proud to offer a select group of horses for sale by tender: Broodmares are a mixture of AQHA & ASHS registered mares. They are PTIF to Genuine Roy and Eskdale West Red Acres. The ridden horses are young horses broken in by LPC students.

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Korean horsemanship students off and racing to Australia

Students from the highly respected Korea Horseman High School are eagerly awaiting their chance to travel to Australia to learn more about our Thoroughbred racing industry.

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