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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2013-14
$2,772,000 project expenditure + 2.9 AWI staff (full time equivalent) Main investment is in supporting in-shed coaching of people holding basic skills (regional coaching in shearing and woolhandling). Support for in-shed coaching of experienced shearers and wool handlers. Promotion and development of awards for excellence - shearing and woolhandling competitions. Provision of information on industry to potential students (high schools and TAFE) and the community more broadly to support recruitment. Support of regular workshops for trainers - professional development and promote national consistency. R&D for labour saving in sheep handling. Meet or exceed COP requirements - based on improvements in Sports Shear Australia judging standards for shearing and wool clip quality. Monitoring via milestone reports and Sports Shear Australia Association records. Increase shed productivity by, on average, four sheep per run by 2017 across shearing contractors. Monitoring via milestone reports. Cost per person trained remains constant in real terms. Target achieved and exceeded in 2013/14. Cost per person trained has reduced. Days: 217 105 177 60 50 50 54 533 Number trained: 663 398 545 217 165 108 173 1571 Days:159351306050405 359 Number trained: 440 110 429 152 98 85 6 983 Number of schools/days: 98 164 54 28 19 44 0 305 Number of attendees: 152 304* 132 69 13 111 0 786 *Plus 739 school students in WA were provided with an introduction to the wool harvesting industry by AWI-funded coaches through in-shed or at school demonstrations of shearing and woolhandling. **ICP -- Independent Coaching Program In 2013/14 AWI funded training for shearers and wool handlers across a range of skill development activities. These included from learner to professional shearers and from novice to professional wool handlers. Provided by registered training organisations (RTOs), and the new Independent Coaching Program, the training focused on shearers and wool handlers in the shed, particularly on increasing their productivity and skill development. Training was also offered as short term, intensive "schools" across a range of skill levels. An Independent Coaching Program was introduced to complement the RTO trainers. This new program provides AWI with an involvement in the contracting directly with trainers, and is a cost effective way of the providing training. This program is renowned for its pioneering use of iPads in shearing training. REPORT OF 2013/14 OPERATIONS -- ON-FARM R&D
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