Skills and training

Our strategic pillar: Skills, training, and talent development

Skills, training, and talent development is one of EMILI's strategic pillars. We create opportunities for students from non-agriculture backgrounds to learn new skills while gaining hands-on experience and exposure to a wide variety of career opportunities in digital agriculture. (See our Explore Project for an example of this).

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 connections, skills, training, and resources they need.

Read about skills, training, and talent development in action

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EMILI and ACC collaborate

Working together to increase digital skills to address labour shortages within the Canadian agriculture sector is central to a recent MOU between EMILI and ACC.

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Youth education program surpasses goals

By introducing youth to opportunities in the digital agrifood sector, EMILI, Actua, Ag in the Classroom and PIC are preparing innovative future leaders. (Photo credit: Actua)

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Strategic roadmap aims to advance ag industry

Read how the Manitoba Digital Agriculture Table Strategic Roadmap anticipates and addresses challenges and opportunities in digital agriculture.

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Video: Exploring digital agriculture

Learn how EMILI, Actua and and Agriculture in the Classroom, and PIC work together to address the ag industry’s growing need for a diverse, skilled workforce. (Photo credit: Actua)
Introducing youth to agri-food careers

Learn how PIC, EMILI, Actua, and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) are working together to address the agriculture industry’s growing need for a skilled workforce.

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.

Email to learn about ongoing projects and partnership opportunities.