The future of the agriculture industry is in good hands' with school students showing strong interest in careers in the sector.
CQUniversity joined other exhibitors at the Agriculture Industry Careers Night held at Emerald State High School recently (Monday' October 11).
Presented by the Central Highlands Development Corporation's AgFrontier and the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network' the careers night was part of their ongoing endeavours to attract more workers to the sector.
CQUniversity Lecturer in Agriculture Saba Sinai said it was heartening to see strong interest in agricultural careers.
'Careers in this sector are so much more diverse than many realise'' he said.
'There are many different fields of expertise within the agricultural industry and many opportunities for people to pursue' whether it be working in the field to the business side of the sector or research.'
More than 20 exhibitors met with secondary school students and their parents during the careers night.
CQUniversity Associate Vice-President Rockhampton and Central Highlands Regions Kim Harrington welcomed the opportunity to showcase the variety of career opportunities within the agricultural sector.
'At CQUniversity' we welcome any enquiries people may have about studying in the agriculture field.
'The Agriculture Industry Careers Night was the perfect opportunity for school students to obtain course information directly from a lecturer and current students.'
Those seeking further information on CQUniversity courses can visit www.cqu.edu.au.