Take the reins of your future
|Take the reins of your future - 22nd Dec 2016|
The Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA) in conjunction with
Hunter TAFE and Godolphin has launched a series of new initiatives aimed at
equipping young people with education and experience leading to rewarding
careers in the Hunter's premier thoroughbred breeding industry.
Principals, Career Advisers along with Hunter TAFE and Youth Support
organisations, Race Clubs, Council representatives, HTBA Committee members
and Godolphin Flying Start students attended the launch this week of the new
EquiStart Work Ready Course and the HTBA careers videos and booklet at
Godolphin's historic Kelvinside stud farm.
Building on the HTBA's strong collaboration with TAFE, Youth Support Organisations, Schools and the success of the EquiStart School Based (HSC) Traineeship, the new EquiStart Work Ready Course is now available to both school students and all young people interested in pursuing a career in the thoroughbred breeding industry. The introductory course will provide young people with foundational skills, an insight to the industry and highlight the diverse career pathways the horse industry can offer.
The HTBA's "Rewarding Careers" booklet and accompanying series of videos showcases over 40 occupations in the thoroughbred breeding industry ranging from horse husbandry and equine specialists to agriculture, farming, business and administration.
"Our assets are our people. They are the backbone of our industry and critical to our success. That is why we and our members are proud to partner again with Hunter TAFE and invest in training and development to attract and nurture employees and future industry leaders," Dr Cameron Collins, HTBA President said.
"This is an exciting and comprehensive suite of information and training opportunities for young people interested in a future in the horse industry. The thoroughbred breeding industry is diverse and each stud farm provides for the development of a range of skills, work and life experiences and opportunities." Mr Mike Thew, Chairman of the HTBA's Education and Training Sub-Committee said.
The Course will commence in early 2017 and HTBA is taking registrations now for those interested in the EquiStart Work Ready Course and exploring careers in the Hunter's thoroughbred breeding industry.
For more information and to register interest in the HTBA courses visit the website www.htba.com.au Registration of interest closes on 30 January 2017. To download a copy of the HTBA's careers booklet and view our career videos visit www.htba.com.au or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org Media Contact: Hellen Georgopoulos 0419 850 224
Background: The Hunter Valley is Australia's Thoroughbred Breeding Capital, a world leader in thoroughbred breeding, one of three Centres of Thoroughbred Breeding Excellence in the world and a NSW Government recognised Equine Critical Industry Cluster of state, national and international importance.
We have a proud history in the Hunter Valley, spanning nearly 200 years. The HTBA and its members sponsor scholarships, support local schools and partner with Hunter TAFE to provide thoroughbred breeding training courses, traineeships and on-the-job training.
Some of the industry's training and development programs include: School Stud Tours, Godolphin Kids, Godolphin Flying Start, EquiStart and HTBA scholarship to the Irish National Stud Course. For more information on these and other education and training programs we offer visit www.htba.com.au