An updated list of potential speakers at your meetings. A new addition are contact details for the Rural Skills Connect (Northern) initiative, which aims to:
> Engage rural people who have a range of skills considered a priority for
regional economic growth, but for which formal recognition of these skills may
not have been obtained.
> Link appropriate employment and associated training opportunities to rural
farming workers, owners, operators and direct farm sector service providers,
who have the skills to meet those needs.
What are the benefits to industry?
Available to local industry, it will provide:
> Access to a job-ready and experienced local labour pool
> Transitional training support; and
> An opportunity to assist the surrounding rural community in a tangible way.
Who is eligible in the farming sector and what are the benefits?
This is a free service available to rural farming workers, owners, operators
and farm service providers. It can offer:
> An opportunity to participate in an individualised skill assessment,
> Access to subsidised, targeted training opportunities; and
> Access to flexible employment opportunities that seek to balance on and
off-farm employment options.
Which industries are eligible?
A wide range of industries in the North East are eligible to participate in the
project. Occupations to be focused on within those industries will include,
but not be restricted to:
> Welding > Transport
> Retail > Mechanical/Machinery Operation
> Manufacturing > Forestry/Agriculture
> Hospitality/Tourism > Construction/Building
> Aged Care/Community Services > Clerical
|OVENS LANDCARE GROUPS GUEST SPEAKER CONTACT LIST|
|Name||Subject area||Business Name||Specialty Area|
|Richard McTernan||Aboriginal heritage||North East CMA||Indiginous heritage, community perspectives||0428 683 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kevin Atkinson||Aboriginal heritage||Bangerang Cultural Centre-Shepparton||0429 -email@example.com|
|Rochelle Johnston||Aboriginal heritage||Aboriginal Affairs Victoria||Legislation, aboriginal heritage framework||57227113||0428 991825|
|Philippa Noble||Agro forestry||Department of Primary Industries||Farm forestry/ eucalypt /firewood/sawn logs||0409 964 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Grant Richards||Animal Health||Parasite Diagnostic Services||Parasites -Sheep cattle horses goats alpacas||03 57 621515|
|Dr Richard Evans||Animal Health||Warby Street Veterinary Hospital||Large animal topics||03 57 217177|
|Trevor Makin||Animal Health||Department of Primary Industries||Govt vet. Animal health, NLIS, Equine flu||03 57 email@example.com|
|John Ryan||Animal Health||Department of Primary Industries||Govt vet. Animal health, NLIS, Equine flu||03 57 238600|
|Jerry Alexander||Biodiversity/PPA||Department of Sustainability/Environment||Forest Interface / Native fauna/ fox conrol||02 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sue Berwick||biodiversity/PPA||Department of Sustainability/Environment||Restoration and Revegetation||02 email@example.com|
|Sarah Kelly||Biodiversity/PPA||Department of Sustainability/Environment||Regent honeyeater/Bird surveys/Remnant Protectionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nikki Scott||Climate Change||Greenhouse Alliance Wodonga||Energy saving, alternative energy sources||0408 - email@example.com|
|Traci Griffin||climate Change||Rutherglen Research Institute||Agricultural contributions to greenhouse||0427 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Doolan||Drought||Centrelink||Access to councelling, financial assistance||0418 596 email@example.com|
|Rom Reilly||Rural Skills Connect - Indigo Shire||Recognition of Prior Learning for farmers||0408 288 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Towong Shire/ Alpine- Kiewa||Accreditation, training|
|Greg Laidlaw||Rural Skills Connect - Wangaratta, Alpine||Recognition of Prior Learning for farmers||0418- email@example.com|
|shire- Ovens||Accreditation, training|
|Ian Gamble||Pastures||Department of Primary Industries||Lucerne, perennial pastures, native pastures||03 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kylie Mcreadie||Salinity||Department of Primary Industries||Surface water, Ground water, bore monitoring||02 email@example.com|
|Kristy Youman||Soils/WFP||Department of Primary Industries||Soil health, structure, acidity, erosion||02 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greg Johnson||Weeds/foxes||Department of Primary Industries||Serrated tussock, garden escapees||0427 email@example.com|
|Weedspotters - support to groups/individuals|
|Simon Brown||Workcover||Worksafe||General Farm Safetyfirstname.lastname@example.org|