- Africa’s tilapia farmers rise to Chinese challenge January 18, 2019
- Women in aquaculture: Marie-Aude Danguy January 16, 2019
- How aquaponics can spare Ugandan farmers from drought January 15, 2019
- Why community’s at the heart of Scottish salmon farming January 14, 2019
- Pooling knowledge: practice ponds help spread success January 11, 2019
- Bringing bivalve aquaculture out of its shell January 10, 2019
- A 45-year perspective on aquafeeds January 9, 2019
LMC Training is now providing services to high schools and other centres of learning. As all educators would appreciate, vocational skills and courses are interwoven in most secondary school frameworks. In fact, aquaculture and other seafood related vocational endeavors are an integral part of numerous schools throughout Australia and indeed many other countries.
Three Reasons why Aquaculture Training should be Part of Your Schools Vocational Program
- Aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal food producing sector in the world and students will gain exposure to this dynamic industry while giving them a range of skills and knowledge that reach much further than aquaculture alone.
- Aquaculture is a legitimate career which offers amazing employment opportunities throughout Australia and indeed the rest of the world.
- A multitude of disciplines such as mathematics, water chemistry, engineering, anatomy and physiology, biological systems, environmental science, business services, IT, and data management are delivered as part of an aquaculture course which is interwoven into the day to day management of a real aquaculture system. This method of learning through doing has gained wide acceptance as a tangible learning option.
How Do You Start an Aquaculture Program in Your School? LMC Training takes a three-step approach to start an aquaculture program in your school:
Step 1 – Decide on the program model.
- LMC Training offers a range of models to suit each school. We take the following into account:
- What levels of training you require – Cert I, Cert II, Cert III etc
- What level of infrastructure you require – no infrastructure (remote online only), constructing a basic aquaculture system, or mid-level system, or semi-commercial system, and if it requires an aquaponics component.
- What involvement LMC Training will have in course delivery – completely auspiced to the school, supplying learning materials only, undertaking some specialized training or full course management including all training.
Step 2 – Decide on the business model.
- Liaise with the school around costs and assist them where possible if they need to apply for funding.
Step 3 – Construction and program development.
- Construct the aquaculture system (if required) and develop the program from the outcomes of discussions in step 1.
Can LMC staff teach in schools? Some of the LMC staff have also gained teacher registration and can teach in all capacities.
If you think your school could benefit from an aquaculture program please contact us.