Skills and training

Expanding digital agriculture skills and knowledge

Skills, training, and talent development is one of EMILI's strategic pillars. We create opportunities for students from non-agriculture backgrounds to obtain important skills and training while gaining hands-on experience and exposure to a wide variety of career opportunities in digital agriculture.

The Explore Project provides youth an opportunity to gain skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in digital agriculture careers. Participants learn in-demand STEM skills along with some of the diverse ways these skills can be applied to careers in the agrifood sector.

Our other pillars are intelligent technology integration; capital enablement; and innovation and research. Guided by these strategic pillars EMILI works with industry and academia to provide people with the resources, connections, skills, and training they need.

Project highlights

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and will require people with new and evolving skills and work experiences. The following projects are examples of EMILI works collaboratively to expand skills and knowledge and increase exposure to careers in the sector. 

two youth with Actua program leader learning STEM
Explore Project
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Manitoba Digital Agriculture Table
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Work-integrated learning resources

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Collaborate with us

The continued success of Canadian agriculture relies on its ability to adopt new technology, attract a skilled and diverse labour force, and embrace sustainability. Working together, we can increase the integration of intelligent technologies, empower people with digital skills, support start-ups to grow in the prairies, and accelerate Canada's growth as a leader in digital agriculture.

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