FTMTA News 20th April 2017

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Mechanisation)

The application form for this year’s admission  to First Year of the Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Mechanisation) course in IT Tralee is now available from the Courses section of the IT Tralee website. The courses section is sub divided into various study areas and the course in question can be found within the Agricultural and Manufacturing Engineering area.

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The course is a direct entry program and, to apply for a place on the course, prospective students, in addition to meeting the required educational standard, must have been accepted by a sponsoring farm machinery business who will provide the required work placements.  Proof of acceptance by a sponsoring farm machinery business is an essential part of the application process and must be submitted with the completed application form.

This course is the result of co-operation between the college and the farm machinery industry to design and develop an appropriate training scheme for new entrants to the service role in the industry. The  course is a mix of college based learning and work placement over the three years with the student required to carry out a substantial body of online learning when on work placement.

Based on the number of calls being received by the FTMTA office in recent weeks and the level of interest seen at the Association’s stand at the recent Agri Careers event there will be a lot of competition for places on this year’s intake and for that reason FTMTA encourages prospective students to secure a work placement sponsorship as early as possible.

A written request in relation to the required work placement sponsorship should be sent to the dealer principal or to the service manager. This should be followed up by a request to meet in person with the decision maker on such matters in the business. It is the view of the Association that a far better impression will be made on potential sponsors  if all contact in this context is made and driven by the student rather than by a parent.

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA                       at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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