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Scholarships on offer for CQ students to TASTE agriculture

New scholarships for Central Queensland school leaver students to attend the TASTE program in December 2017 have been announced.

Mining company Glencore has again partnered with Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges to provide a boost for the next generation of agriculturalists by providing ten scholarships, each valued at $500, to school leavers to attend TASTE in December 2017.

Two scholarships are also available from local crop spraying enterprise, AJ Spraying Services. A firm supporter of QATC, AJ Spraying continues to provide Central Queensland youth with the opportunity to find out more about a career in agriculture. 

QATC CEO, Mr Mark Tobin, thanks these businesses for their continued support. 

“The scholarships play an important role in helping youth to understand the possibilities in agriculture” he said.

The TASTE program in December 2017 is a five-day experience for school leavers.  For the first time, this TASTE program allows students to experience campus life at both the Longreach Pastoral College and Emerald Agricultural College. 

“TASTE provides students an appreciation of the practical skills training and innovative technology that can help them forge an agricultural career.  They will get to experience QATC’s industry-scale properties, and meet the experienced instructors who are working in the industry” said Mr Tobin.

“The agriculture sector offers an enormous range of career opportunities – I encourage those interested in studying with us next year to apply for a TASTE Scholarship,” he said.

Places are still available for the school leavers TASTE December 2017 program, taking place at the Emerald and Longreach from 3-8 December, and applications for scholarships will close on Friday 27 October 2017.

For further information about TASTE Scholarships, contact QATC on phone 1800 888 710 or check out the full information on our Scholarships  page.

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