Driving the future workforce for the turf industry

Posted: 2nd Oct

Australian Lawn Concepts is a leader within the turf and agricultural sector in the creation of skills development and employment programs for the future workforce in the Scenic Rim.  

Australian Lawn Concepts is situated in the Canungra Valley on 260 hectares of land and is a major supporter of employment in the turf sector. 

The Managing Director John Keleher had noted that the turf industry is an ever changing environment with a need for skilled workers who are trained in the agricultural industry and have an understanding of technology. 

To support the industry John has partnered with the Regional Skills Investment Officer from Scenic Rim Regional Council to establish a pilot program that will train new workers for the sector. The program will assist in the basic skills of the agricultural sector and include an understanding of the technology and how it links to the turf industry. 

The project is scheduled for commencement in mid-October and will be delivered over three weeks. The outcomes of the program will assist the industry in securing new workers to fill current roles that are  available. 

The program will be delivered and supported by Queensland and Australian government agencies to assist in skills development and employment outcomes for the region. 

If you would like to be involved in such initatives please contact the Regional Skills Investment Strategy officer on 0438 861 960