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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.

CANEGROWERS Mackay and Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges have teamed up again to offer Cane Haulout Operator short courses in the Mackay region in May.

Participants of the course can gain skills and knowledge relating to the sugar cane harvest during two-and-a-half days of accredited, practical training.

"For more than a decade CANEGROWERS Mackay has partnered with respected, industry-current trainers to deliver haulout training, and every year these popular courses attract new people to the industry," said CANEGROWERS Mackay Training Coordinator, Shelley Dent.

"The benefits are two-fold; bridging the gap for the unemployed while helping the industry attract, retain, and up-skill new and existing workers."

Two courses will run during May 2017.  Local sugar cane farms will provide hands-on experience in  haulage vehicle and tractor operations, machinery maintenance, health and safety, and harvesting.

Successful participants receive a Harvest Safety Induction card and a Statement of Attainment to help boost employment prospects..

An information session about the upcoming haulout courses will be held at CANEGROWERS Mackay on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Attendees will hear more details about course content, the role of haulout operators during harvest, and an overview of the crushing season.

Course enrolments are limited. To register for the information session or enrol please contact CANEGROWERS Mackay Training Coordinator, Shelley Dent, on 4944 2600, click HERE to download the flyer (PDF, 395 KB) or visit the CANEGROWERS Mackay website.

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