I see the Cultivate programme as a great step forward in closing the gap between industry and education. A programme like this can show children that there isn’t one job or career and it is okay to have several because ultimately this is the world in which they will live. There is great value in demonstrating to children the many opportunities for them outside of the typical work streams and careers. I also believe that anything that gives them a taste of what is to come is worthwhile.
I believe that highlighting the requirements of businesses and industries and communities, particularly here in northern Tasmania can only be a great thing. By learning key skills and traits through a programme such as this, it can help set them up for the future as they go out into the workforce.
As our culture and society evolves, there is less reliance on traditional jobs and careers and the future belongs to those who can challenge the status quo, innovate and create value from things that wouldn’t otherwise be noticed, and there are many innovative businesses right here in Tasmania.
Managing Director, Tasmanian Agricultural Company
The Tasmanian Agricultural Company is the first farm in Tasmania to register a soil carbon project under Australia’s $2.55 billion Emissions Reductions Fund. They have adopted regenerative farming practices to build soil carbon and increase soil health. Any increase in soil carbon will be purchased by the Federal Government as carbon credits – counting towards Australia’s emissions reduction target under the United Nations Paris agreement.