Olds partners with CBE to launch AgTech program


Olds College of Agriculture & Technology and the Calgary Board of Education have partnered on the launch of a dual-credit agriculture technology program for students in Grades 11 and 12. The program is focused on creating efficiencies in agriculture and addressing the growing labour shortage in the field. Students in the program will gain computer science skills and learn about robotics and 3D printing. “We see a real niche that’s going to need to be filled in the next few decades in food production, where we use technology to be more efficient around, and so that we can keep up with world population growth,” said Olds Werklund School of Agriculture Technology Dean Jay Steeves. “Agricultural technology can offer career opportunities in both urban and rural settings … from careers in farm settings to careers in downtown Calgary.”

Calgary Herald