Industry invests in SIAST Ag Machinery program

Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 7/1/2013

Saskatchewan equipment dealers are addressing a labor shortage by taking matters into its own hands. Saskatchewan is short about 400 agriculture machinery technicians, meaning farmers often lose valuable time waiting on help when equipment breaks down. The Canada West Equipment Dealers Association made a commitment of $57,000 to double the amount of spaces in the ag machinery tech program at SIAST. That will cover half the cost. The remainder will be picked up by the province and through student tuition.

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