Training website launched to attract, retain and grow feedlot workforce

ALFA-training-The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) has launched an innovative careers and training website to assist the feedlot sector to attract, retain and grow the capacity of the feedlot workforce, at ALFA’s SmartBeef Bites virtual conference

An initiative of ALFA, in collaboration with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the Feedlot Training, Education and Careers Hub (Feedlot TECH), is a key output of the industry’s Feedlot Career Development and Training Strategy that identified the need to provide the industry with a clear career development pathway for the attainment of skills through training, professional development and support networks.

Feedlot TECH is designed to attract talent to our industry by showcasing the great career opportunities to a wider audience while also providing a one-stop-shop for upskilling new and existing staff in core feedlot skills in a highly engaging manner,” Bryce said.”

There is such a diverse and exciting range of feedlot industry careers available and at a time when many operators are experiencing labour shortages, it’s a great time to promote what is on offer to those outside our industry,” he said.

“The website also provides access to feedlot-specific core training developed by-industry-for-industry and links to external training provider courses; all designed to help feedlot employees obtain the necessary skills to perform at their best.

“E-learning is an exciting new space for ALFA and one that operators and staff are becoming a lot more receptive to due to its efficiency, flexibility, and technical appeal.

“We have had a really positive response to our on-line training and webinars during COVID -19 and we see this form of training being an important tool to upskill and grow the future capacity of our workforce.

“Feedlot operators are very proactive in supporting training and development and we see this continuing with Feedlot Tech being a key platform in assisting operators attract, build and retain capable high performing teams.”

To find out more about careers, training, and opportunities available in the feedlot sector, visit the newly launched Feedlot TECH online training platform at feedlottech.com.au.

-ALFA

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