Dairy Australia Project Managers National Managers – Jaydee Events Pty Ltd John Hutchison & Deanne Kennedy Phone: 03 5659 4219 Fax: 03 5659 4412 Mobiles: J: 0412 368 739 D: 0419 878 055 Email: email@example.com Address: PO Box 2, LOCH VIC 3945 What Is It? Cows Create Careers is a Strzelecki Lions Club project which was established in 2004 to promote the career and education opportunities for students (years 7-11) in the dairy industry by: • Introducing students to the education opportunities for both vocational and university pathways. • Introducing students to education opportunities in both ers is ecare vocational and university pathways reat u by co ws C t o yo • Involving dairy farmers and industry advocates who ght brou have vision and dairy industry knowledge to encourage dly lia. prou and support students with the project a ustra dairy • Supporting students in making their career decisions by providing and creating linkages to the education and employment sectors • Rewarding successful students and schools. Project Framework • Dairyfarmers deliver two calves for a 3-week period to school. • Supplies and curriculum materials are provided to school at no cost. • An industry advocate visits the school and talks to students about their career pathway. • Students work in teams of 4-5 to complete assignments and assessment tasks. • Final Presentation and Awards ceremony • Media coverage throughout the project. Industry Advocates What Are The Community and • Meet with project ofﬁcers to discuss Regional Beneﬁts? the project and their role as an industry advocate. The Cows Create Careers project: • Visit the school to present ‘Cows Create • Increases the proﬁle of dairy to the local region by providing Careers’ to participating students. a framework that can showcase to students, teachers and • Explain to students about the advocate’s parents the array of career and education opportunities, career in the dairy industry and inform personal skills/knowledge development, and importance of students about the education and training dairy to the local community. required for that career pathway. • Introduces members of the community, education and dairy • Act as a resource person to answer industry sectors to support the students in carrying out the questions from students about their project objectives. research of the dairy industry. • Provides these sectors with a framework that encourages • Visit the school as arranged with the ongoing collaboration and resource sharing. teacher during the three weeks the calves are in schools. • Is unique in that it highlights to each of these sectors a • Host the school and students at the Final common interest, being educating students, and as a result Presentation and Awards Ceremony. it is more likely that they will work together in the future, which is an ongoing positive for the community and the Dairyfarmers regional economy. • Meet with project ofﬁcers to discuss the • Provides each of these sectors with the opportunity to project and their role as a farmer. share their industry experience and to work together for • Introduce milk powder to the calves diet the good of educating students and consequently the • Provide two healthy 3-week-old calves, for a broader community. period of three weeks • Explain to students and demonstrate skills Career Possibilities such as animal husbandry, feeding and Feed systems Research & development weighing. Artiﬁcial breeding Farm management • Arrange a drop-off and pick-up time for calf Shed design Farm ownership delivery with the teacher. Agronomy Environmental management systems • Provide a ﬁrst point of contact for any animal husbandry questions. Nutrition/Stockfeed Manufacturing/Marketing • Attend Final Presentation and Awards Milking systems Finance Ceremony.
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