Orientation: Christine Storer speaks to the degree course students and officials.MURESK Institute’s CY O’Connor Higher Education Project team held an orientation for Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management degree students on Wednesday.
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The team ran a formal welcome with morning tea at 10.30am and a short addressat 11am.

Proceedings were opened by Higher Education Project director Christine Storer followed by C.Y. O’Connor Institute managing director John Scott.

Also present were Muresk Institute general manager Prue Jenkins, Northam shire president Steve Pollard and former Muresk director Ian Fairnie.

Charles Sturt University sent a recorded message.

Dr Storer said it was the first group of Charles Sturt students to go through in WA.

“Therefore they will be setting up how the course is run in the future,” she said.

An even mix of male and female students, 24 in all, have enrolled in the course with most staying on campus.

Mr Scott said the degree would offer a higher education experience and culture, to which he would be paying particular attention.

“The students will be genuinely employable at the end of this,” Mr Scott said.

“It’s possible for them to have jobs before the end of the third year.”

He said agriculture had a huge future and it would be up to the younger generation to secure the food future when there up to nine billion mouths to feed.

Wireless internet will be available on campus along with catering, with orders on a daily and weekly basis.

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