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Exl seeking facilitator for upcoming program

Posted by stephanie Rogers on October 25, 2022 in News

Expression of Interest PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship

Facilitator Extended Learning (EL) at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is seeking a subject matter expert to deliver a portion of the PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship program.

About the Program: The PEI Farm Technician Apprenticeship Program is an established Blue Seal trade apprenticeship program. It combines in-class training with on-farm mentorship, earning students a Certificate of Qualification in Farm Technician. Extended Learning will deliver the in-class portion of the program at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown, PEI.

Key Responsibilities

Content Delivery (Jan. 13-19, 2023) In an In-person environment, the facilitator will lead an equivalent of 5 days training for apprentices on topics including: diesel engines, tractor sizing, machine performance, drive systems, PTO's, hitching, and hydraulic systems.

This work will include: • Deliver presentations and facilitate discussions • Administer and mark student tests and evaluations • Supervise student learning, activities, and assignments • Monitor and support student progress • Record and report grades to PEI Apprenticeship Agency • Identify, coordinate, and engage guest speakers • Compile and submit required student records

Qualifications • Completion of a degree or diploma in Agriculture (Agronomy, Horticulture or Equipment Focus), Agricultural Engineering and/or Red Seal Agricultural Equipment Mechanic (or equivalent training and experience) and/or Blue Seal Farm Technician Apprentice. • 3-5 years teaching experience, preferably in apprenticeship programs, adult education programs, or other form of skills training. Experience delivering training in an online environment preferred. • 5+ years of relevant on-farm experience that demonstrates experience in the Occupational Standard for Farm Technician. applied and theoretical experience is required in farm safety, crop production, systems, and machinery. • Excellent spoken and written communication skills including supervisory experience. • Strong judgement, tact and confidentiality are essential. • Demonstrated time management, attentiveness, and verbal and written communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds and technical skillsets • Must have access to a reliable vehicle. • Detail oriented • Good with file organisation • Excellent time management • Works well independently as well as part of a team.

If you are a Dalhousie Faculty member, Instructor, or Staff Member and meet the above experience, please submit your resume and cover letter, including a description of your experience and areas of interest to: Kamryn Findlay, Program Manager, Extended Learning Please respond by October 28, 2022.

Please note that replying to this this Expression of Interest you acknowledge the possibility of potential casual employment with Extended Learning and that this does not represent an active staff vacancy. Roles and responsibilities would depend on the development or teaching opportunity available.

Extended Learning programs are delivered on a cost recovery model. Without adequate external funding, or course enrollments, programs are cancelled. Instructors in EL programs are not compensated for cancelled programming.