There’s a massive demand for for young people to enter the horticulture industry.
According to NSW Agrifood ITAB executive officer, Melissa Worton, nursery, landscape and arboriculture industry employers are seeking high school students to take on trainee and apprenticeship positions.
The demand and interest by potential employers is so great the industry is sponsoring an Amenity Horticulture Showcase Day west of Sydney on Wednesday, November, 28.
Ms Worton said response from students, particularly Year 10 from dozens of schools in the Sydney region had been very encouraging.
“The day is an opportunity for interested students to gain leads to work experience or employment,” Ms Worton said.
“The showcase at Andreasen’s Nursery, Kemps Creek, is all about encouraging young people to do school-based traineeships and/or apprenticeships in horticultural industries and there is a lot of interest from large employers.”
Ms Worton said there already were dozens of student/teacher registrations and also employers from the aboriculture, landscaping and nursery industry attending, but there was room for more.
“The event is open to Year 10 students who are interested in an school based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBAT) or post-school employment for 2019 school leavers.”
Registrations are essential for the showcase and more information can be obtained by visiting the website, http://www.nswitabs.org.au/Newsroom