AgriBusiness was instituted as a new course for Year 12 students in 2017, aimed at preparing our best and brightest students for careers in the Primary sector. It is taught through the Commerce faculty and was expanded to include Year 13 students from 2018.
Endorsed by the Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Science and Business, the course is most suited to students already taking Commerce and/or Science subjects.
Mount Albert Grammar School is one of 10 lead schools involved in developing, in conjunction with the Ministry of Primary Industries and Primary sector companies, the AgriBusiness programme that will prepare some of our top students for Primary sector careers.
It is estimated that by 2025, the country will need an additional 50,000 employees in the sector, with a movement away from people without qualifications to those who have completed tertiary study.