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Highlights of The Growing Sector of Agri-Business in Essex County report.

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  • A promising occupation is one that is likely to be in demand in the next 3 to 5 years.This was determined through looking at the aging population of some of the jobs as well as investment and labour shortages within the region.Over 50 employers and associations were consulted to confirm that these occupations are likely to be in demand in the next 3 to 5 years in the region.
  • Took an in depth look at the agri-business sectorConducted interviews with other 30 agri-business employers, educators and stakeholders in our regionSector’s future workforce needs, opportunities and challenges

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  • The Growing Sector of Agri-Businessin Essex County
  • A promising occupation is a job that is likelyto be in demand in the next 3 to 5 years inWindsor-Essex.A promising sector is a segment of theeconomy that has several promisingoccupations within it.
  • AgricultureConstructionCreative IndustriesEducationHealth SciencesManufacturingProfessional ServicesRenewable EnergyHospitality & Tourism
  • SeedFeedSuppliersResearch ScientistsPesticidesFertilizerEquipment manufacturers & retailersProfessional ServicesLawAccountingMarketing EntomologistsConstruction CompaniesRecruitingPlumbersElectriciansSkilled Trades Stationary EngineersDistributingSortingPacking Packing Sheds
  • The Canadian agriculture sector will require90,000 additional workers by 2013.- Canadian Chamber of CommerceIn Canada, employment inagriculture increased by 14%between 1997 and 2010.- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaBy the year 2020, there will be a5.5% increase in agriculture-related jobs in Essex County. That’s376 new jobs!- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & FoodIn Ontario, 3 jobs exist for every agriculturegraduate with a bachelor’s degree.- JRG Consulting Group Survey
  • CropProduction39%AnimalProduction13%SupportActivities2%FoodManufacturing3%Beverage &TobaccoProductManufacturing1%Food &BeverageServices42%CropProduction18%AnimalProduction29%Forestry &Logging2%SupportActivities3%FoodManufacturing3%Beverage &TobaccoProductManufacturing1%Food &BeverageServices44%Windsor-Essex Ontario
  •  Be prepared to learn continuously. Try to think about a problem you could solve or serviceyou could provide to an employer. Don’t discount any of your skills. The agri-businesssector is a dynamic one where having a variety ofabilities benefits employers. Be prepared for hard work and potentially irregularhours. Demonstrate your ability to follow instructions carefully.
  • • Specialist High Skills Major Program• St. Clair College– Landscape horticulture• University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus– Agriculture, horticulture, environmentalmanagement, greenhouse production management• University of Windsor– Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry• Apprenticeship– Agriculture-dairy herdsperson, agricultural equipmenttechnician, agriculture-fruit grower, swine hersperson