AgTech Hackathon 2019
Talent Central were proud to be associated with the AgTech Hackathon 2019 which was coordinated by the team at The Factory
At Central Districts Field Days, Friday 15 March 2019 at Manfeild, Feilding
AgriQuest is for Year 11 to Year 13 students and our objective is to encourage students to become aware of employment opportunities and work skills required within the Agriculture sector, to explore the diversity within the sector, whilst also having fun.
This event is free for students, however we will be capping the event at 450 students overall.
The AgriQuest will involve students set off in pairs on an ‘Amazing Race’ style of game in which they have a map of participating exhibitors. This map will be utilised via the Central Field Days mobile companion so students will need a mobile device to complete this. We are working to have free data available for the game. At each of the pre-determined sites, students will complete a task and be given a code to enter into their app to gain access to the next site on the map.
Talent Central seek to combine serious work with interactive fun activities making AgriQuest a rewarding and enjoyable learning opportunity with spot prizes at stake!
Talent Central Business Function for Students and Business Leaders
Talent Central hosted a special evening of networking for Year 12 and 13 students to meet with local business leaders on Monday 8 October 2018 at Orlando Country Club.
Students first enjoyed games of golf at the driving range, giant Jenga and Crouquet before moving inside. Katie Brown, an international Glass Artist and Dana and Kellie from Freyberg School gave us an insight into their experiences in the business world before students and business leaders began their ‘round robin’ discussions.
Part of the vision behind the evening was to connect students with those involved in running successful local businesses and give them the opportunity to ask questions about how businesses are operated, their culture and what attributes employers are looking for in successful employees.