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MONDAY, MAY 1 @ 1:00pm

Lightning sessions offer delegates a snapshot into the presenters field of expertise or research. Each lightning presentation runs for 5-minutes and will be held in the main plenary room – National Ballroom 2 – within Hotel Realm. 

HOST: Hay Inc
Sandra Ireson, Founding Executive Director and Program Manager
​Learn how the small rural community of Hay NSW, in challenging times 9 years ago have set up their own not for profit group which developed a unique “hands on” on education program delivered on working properties in the district, to give young people a pathway into a career in agriculture. With a focus on networking, mentoring and mateship the program has brought young people back into the community with many now working on local farms. The training program engages industry, Government, and generous volunteers willing to pass on their knowledge and skills to the next generation. Hay Inc has set up a sustainable program which covers practical skills from low stress stock handling to natural resource management, working dog training and shearing skills. They have an Alumni of previous participants which they continue to support and mentor. There have been 130 young people aged 18 to 25 taking part in the program. They have also developed Engage Ag which documents how this community program evolved and is a tool kit for other communities interested in developing a similar program.
www.hayinc.com.au     www.facebook.com/HayInc      Instagram @hayincruraled | Twitter @HayInc



LIGHTNING PRESENTATION TITLE: The Fast Track to a career in the thoroughbred industry
HOST: Thoroughbred Breeders Australia
Cecelia O’Gorman
Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) developed the Fast Track program to create a pathway for passionate horse people to enter the thoroughbred breeding sector.
Successful applicants spend 12 months working on a respected stud farm while studying for a Certificate III in Horse Breeding – a nationally recognised formal qualification.
Fast Track is an incredible opportunity for anyone with an interest in horses, no matter their equine background or level of experience. The program offers an unmatched introduction to the thoroughbred industry and provides all the foundational skills and knowledge to start a successful career in the sector.
As well as the formal equine units, trainees take part in a number of additional personal development and learning opportunities, including: mental health and wellbeing workshops, workplace conduct workshops, safe driving and float towing with NRMA, first aid, quad and side-by-side training, along with field trips to some of the world’s most prestigious stud farms and the races.
Link to website for more information: https://www.tbaus.com/fast-track-program/about-the-fast-track-program/


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