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Teagasc Education Vision - meeting future needs

The Teagasc Education Vision Conference concludes a comprehensive two year review and consultation process regarding future needs. The Education Vision report will act as a road map for the future direction of Teagasc education.

Head of Education in Teagasc, Tony Pettit stated that ‘future Teagasc education pathways and curriculum content will need to enable learners to meet wider and deeper skillset requirements.’

The Teagasc ‘ Education Vision – meeting future needs’ conference taking place in Kilkenny , today, Tuesday, 5 June, heard that the need for education and training across the land sector will intensify over the coming decades.

Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director  stressed that  issues such as sustainability and climate change,  smart technologies, changing consumer requirements and  future policy direction all have profound implications for future  knowledge and competence requirements.  Professor Boyle emphasised that at farm level, the pressure to be efficient, competitive and business oriented will intensify. ‘’The next generation of young farmers will need to break with traditional views and conventional wisdom to fully maximise the potential of their farm resources,’’ according to Professor Boyle.

Head of Education in Teagasc, Tony Pettit stated that the future will see fewer, but better educated farmers.   The Teagasc Education Vision consultation noted the existing strengths of Teagasc.  He emphasised however that ‘future Teagasc education pathways and curriculum content will need to enable learners to meet   wider and deeper skillset requirements.’  ‘’While technical skills will always be crucial, personal skillsets such as problem solving, and learning to learn, will be of equal if not greater importance in the 21st century,’’ according to Tony Pettit.

Frank Murphy, Teagasc Curriculum Development and Standards Unit Manager, outlined how the Teagasc education pathways are evolving.  He highlighted that a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture should be the minimum qualification for entrants to the sector, with a Level 7 apprenticeship in Farm Management as the target Teagasc programme for future farm managers and owners.

Alan Jagoe, a dairy /tillage farmer from County Cork and member of the Teagasc Authority, highlighted the issue of generational renewal as a major challenge for the land sector. He said: ‘‘Land mobility will be vital to sustaining the land sector but  the  land sector needs to able to offer attractive,  viable career paths to attract new blood’’. 

The 250  conference attendees  also participated  in seminars relating to  professional development, learner work placement,  gender diversity in land sector education and careers, and the implications arising from  ‘smart agriculture’.

Well known broadcaster and consultant Dr Maureen Gaffney reiterated the importance of fostering personal competence in agricultural education and the importance of internal farm family discussions on potentially sensitive issues such as succession.

The Teagasc Education Vision Conference concludes a comprehensive two year review and consultation process regarding future needs.  The Education Vision report will act as a road map for the future direction of Teagasc education.

Teagasc Education Vision - meeting future needs 

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