College open day to display ag opportunities

WA College of Agriculture Cunderdin staff and students are busy preparing to welcome visitors to their annual open day on Friday, September 6 from 10am.

Visitors to the college will get a snapshot of the educational opportunities on offer and will be able to witness projects and skills ranging from sheep shearing, cattle, pig and sheep husbandry, wood and metal work projects and classroom activities.

The college offers an alternative schooling experience for Year 11 and Year 12 students seeking careers in agricultural or allied trades industries.

Practical, hands-on experience is combined with a comprehensive classroom component to give students the opportunity to attend university, TAFE, apprenticeships or to gain immediate employment once graduating.

WA College of Agriculture Cunderdin principal Sally Panizza said a visit to the open day was a great opportunity for prospective students to get a glimpse into all aspects of college life including a visit to the residential areas of the college.

The College Triple C Poll Dorset stud will be conducted from 11am and a shearing competition will commence at 1pm.

Tours of the college farm will run throughout the day.

The official opening, which includes the announcement of 2020 student councillors and design and technology and shearing awards, will take place at 2.15pm.

Visitors will be able to view college cattle in the new cattle yards, as well as a new bobcat trailer built by the students.

Technology using remote sensors, installed as part of the recent Internet of Things grant secured by the college, will also be on display.

Morning tea and a buffet lunch, prepared by kitchen staff using college produce will be available.

For further details contact the college on 9635 2100.