MLA engages with scientists, researchers and value chain partners in a range of capability building initiatives to improve the industry’s skillset, accelerate adoption and create a long-lasting workforce for the Australian red meat industry.
A skilled and capable workforce is critical to allow the red meat industry to deliver on the targets set out in its strategic plans and build a more profitable, sustainable and resilient industry.
Investing in building the capability of the industry’s workforce ensures there are early and mid-career scientists and producer advisors with the skills and experience required to serve the industry long into the future.
MLA’s capability building initiatives include:
- developing general industry capability between partnering companies
- investing in digital value or supply chain officers
- maintaining memberships to innovation institutes
- investigating or designing innovation and business models, feasibility studies and other activities
- building leadership capability of CEOs across the supply chain
- encouraging skills development and staff retention of the Australian red meat workforce.
Support programs include:
- Farmers2Founders innovation program
- Australian Rural Leadership Program
- Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Training Rural Australians In Leadership
- Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition program
- Collaborative Innovation Strategies program
- PhD scholarships and graduate program
- Future livestock consultants program
Benefits to industry
- MLA’s investments into capability building helps foster the prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry by investing in industry leaders, innovators and scientists to enhance business skills and build a sustainable, long term workforce for the industry.
- Investment in digital value or supply chain officers assist companies to develop a whole-of-value chain digital strategy that leverages the best solutions and improves the productivity and profitability of the value chain.