Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) recently entered into a three-year renewable agreement with Mokhachane Community Property Association (CPA), a farming project in Wesselsbron.
The Memorandum of Agreement signed between the two parties means that Mokhachane CPA will open its doors to a number of CUT Agricultural Management students to conduct research and/or undergo practical training on their farm as part of their Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Programme. “The agreement entered into is in response to the industry needs, and hopefully it will create job opportunities for the students upon conclusion of their training,” said SW MoKhachane, Director of Mokhachane CPA.
In bringing the balance, CUT will provide access to its experienced staff with expertise in the field, who will ensure successful implementation, smooth running and completion of these projects. “Most of us are aware of the desperate state in which our agriculture industry is in. Therefore initiatives such as this will bring change not only to the lives of our students, but to the society at large,” said Professor D Umesiobi, Head of the Department of Agricultural Management at CUT.
The renewable agreement is scheduled to end in January 2017.
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