GIVING students the practical skills and knowledge to advance in areas that will give regions like Leeton a boost is proving a success.
Tocal College recently held its annual graduation ceremony at the Yanco Agricultural Institute, with a variety of students celebrating their achievements.
Students graduated from range of courses, including Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management, Diploma of Agriculture, Diploma of Conservation and Land Management and Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management).
Several of these were delivered at Tocal's Yanco campus, which continues to thrive.
Others were a combination of work and study at Yanco, as well as at other locations in the state.
Tocal College principal Darren Bayley said people continued to be surprised at the quality of courses being offered at the Yanco campus.
“These courses are training students in a practical way to work in agriculture and land management and contribute to the development of skills and knowledge in these areas,” he said.
“Tocal College is a specialist training organisation and these courses are at the core of what (it) delivers.
“It’s extremely important for the college to have graduates in these areas and to continue to provide these opportunities for education and training in the Riverina.
“It is about up-skilling the existing workforce to meet the changing needs of the workplace, and training new industry entrants that will make a large contribution to agriculture and land management.”