Prioritising shearer and wool handler training

Prioritising shearer and wool handler training

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Advertiser content: Adequate numbers of highly skilled professional staff to harvest and handle a high-quality Australian wool clip are key to the profitability of the Australian wool industry.

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Adequate numbers of highly skilled professional staff to harvest and handle a high-quality Australian wool clip are key to the profitability of the Australian wool industry.

AWI therefore funds handson practical training for shearers and wool handlers in the shed, aimed particularly at Prioritising shearer and wool handler training increasing their productivity, skills development and professionalism.

In the past financial year, more than 1,500 days training (with more than 6,000 attendances by shearers and wool handlers) were delivered through AWIfunded programs across Australia – a similar amount to the previous year. The delivery was a combination of in-shed training, novice schools and workshops.

AWI-funded training in the Shear-Jitsu technique, the new way to perform the catch and drag, expanded during the year.

“The training for harvesting staff is provided through AWI’s Independent Coaching Program and also by Registered Training Organisations,” AWI’s shearing industry development coordinator Jim Murray says.

“Training covers a wide range of experience, from learner to professional shearers and novice to professional wool handlers. It is also offered as short term, intensive workshops across a range of skill levels.”

To arrange training in your state, email AWI at swt@wool.com.

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The story Prioritising shearer and wool handler training first appeared on The Land.

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