Agrilyze Introduces Students to Top Career Picks
BCAITC is excited to announce a new partnership with Agrilyze! This collaboration brings leading-edge ag-tech career information to students and educators throughout British Columbia. The resources provide the next generation of young skilled technical workers with industry knowledge and insight to consider careers in farming based on the most modern practices available.
The ag-tech sector is a vital part of our provincial and national economy and a growing source of both income and investment. As home to over 150 ag-tech companies, BC is a hotspot for jobs for an energetic young generation eager to learn, grow, and succeed!
BC is rapidly advancing new knowledge and modern product solutions to respond to the opportunities and challenges related to global issues like climate change, food security, food safety, and increased pressures on agricultural land. Students that want to be part of this exciting innovation landscape should consider a career in BC’s rewarding ag-tech industry!
Agrilyze has produced a series of high-quality educational resources that highlight a range of ag-tech careers – such as Drone Operator, Agronomist, Sustainability Analyst, Urban Farmer, Food Scientist, and more. Designed by the knowledgeable Agrilyze team, these profiles highlight “modern farming” as an essential part of the economy and way of life. Grades 8-12 students, teachers, and home educators can download the profiles 24/7 to learn about BC ag-tech occupations.
This educational project aims to empower students to be digitally-savvy and embrace business automation processes early in their careers, while also enabling them to make informed decisions about their future career choices.
Jonathon McIntyre, Sr. VP of Agrilyze comments, “The Agrilyze team has seen a need in the industry, not just for technology to aid farmers but also for younger people to participate in a new paradigm while embracing the future. Using technology as an enabler, we want to help students and farmers develop new ways to leverage data to help them solve agriculture challenges and real-world problems.”
Sabrina Bhojani, Education Specialist at BCAITC, adds, “I believe students, armed with the knowledge of possibilities in their fields, can best cultivate useful skill-sets for today’s workforce, thereby developing a roadmap for career success and intrinsic happiness. The agri-business sector, is an industry that is constantly expanding and evolving, so it offers a wide range of occupations and career paths. I hope through the work that BCAITC and Agrilyze have embarked on, students in BC will have the opportunity to discover a few of these many possibilities for a future in agriculture.”
The educational series helps Agrilyze and BCAITC deliver valuable learning resources that will increase the value of educational projects, access to big data and analysis tools while leveraging future partnerships and collaborations to enhance learning in the classroom. BCAITC appreciates and thanks Agrilyze team for their work in developing the series of career profiles and looks forward to future initiatives together.
About Agrilyze: Agrilyze is a data analytics and insights platform for the agriculture industry developed by the i-Open Group, a geospatial technology and AI solutions leader. Agrilyze helps farmers reduce crop loss, manage work efficiently between teams, centralize all farm data for better insights, and remain compliant with environmental regulations.