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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2014-15
$2,258,000 project expenditure + 3.2 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. Conducted regular judging workshops to increase judging standards and consistency. Increase shed productivity by, on average, 4 sheep per run by 2017 across shearing contractors. Monitoring via milestone reports and surveys of shearers and contractors. Cost per person trained remains constant in real terms. Target achieved in 2014/15. Cost per person trained has remained constant. Days: 259 195 236 37 29 36 Number trained: 798 617 735 133 94 113 Days: 78 115 893824 36 Number trained: 287 278 312 87 48 115 Days: Number of attendees: • In 2014/15 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 AWI's 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. • The Independent Coaching Program is ongoing. This 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 proving very popular with all stakeholders. REPORT OF 2014/15 OPERATIONS -- ON-FARM R&D
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