Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is inspiring students to explore careers in agriculture and food this November for Canada Career Month, a national campaign initiated by the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF).
AITC-C hopes to get Canadian teens curious about the diversity of careers available in the sector and help close the labour shortage gap.
To celebrate Career Month, AITC-C is releasing their new Career Case game, fully launching the interactive thinkAG website, and providing some sneak peeks at the upcoming Kareero app that will be available for download this spring.
AITC-C is also spearheading a 30-Day thinkAG Challenge to classrooms and parents to empower students to learn that their diverse skillset, interests, and unique background is not only needed in the agriculture and food industry, but will help to provide them with a fulfilling career that can positively impact our country and world.
“AITC-C and its thinkAG initiative is excited to be joining Canada Career Month for the firs time ever! We want students to realize there is a place for them in the agriculture and food sector, and that they can find a meaningful career in the industry, whether or not they grew up in a farming environment,” said Shayla Hertz, AITC-C’s thinkAG manager. “Career Month is the perfect time to get these conversations happening in the classroom, around the dinner table, and on social media.”
Right now, there are more jobs than graduates to fill positions. In Canada, 1 in 8 jobs are in the agriculture industry.