oa Agriprobe - Private sector and students do it better together - : human capital development

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



By taking hands with the private sector, government can achieve so much more than on its own - to the benefit of both parties. A case in point is a recent "partnership" between the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute (Elsenburg College) and a privately owned farming enterprise, Rennie Farms situated near Paarl. This family-run vegetable farm, which supplies top quality vegetables to retailers such as Woolworths, was the first to directly approach the College with employment offers for students who had completed learnerships. They are also giving students studying towards a Diploma in Agriculture the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience.

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