Local students participate in Defying the Drift program

A handful of students from Maryborough took part in the Maryborough Rotary Clubʼs Defying the Drift Program last month, aimed at showcasing the employment opportunities available in rural and regional areas.

Six local students had the chance to learn all things agriculture late last month, as part of Rotary’s Defying the Drift Program.

An initiative of Rotary District 9780, which incorporates almost 60 Rotary clubs including Maryborough, Defying the Drift aims to employment opportunities available in rural and regional communities, particularly in agriculture.

Maryborough Education Centre students Charlotte Cain, Keynan Lanfranchi, Lachlan Gablek and Zac Grant alongside Highview College’s Ethan Freemantle and Jamie Beavis made the trip to Marcus Oldham College in Waurn Ponds and Longerenong College near Horsham last month for the program.

Maryborough Rotary Club’s director of youth services Graeme Rogan said local representation at this year’s event was “excellent”.

“It’s the highest number of young people we’ve ever had go along, we normally have two or three so it was excellent. We had the biggest number of participants from any Rotary club that attended,” he said.

“During the program the students look at things like agronomy, agribusiness and agricultural insurance — they do the lot.

For more on this story see Page 10 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 8

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