A pipeline of workers with the right skill sets, ideas and innovations grounded in foundational industry knowledge are critical components to sustaining the Agriculture, Water, and Environmental Technology sector. Our initiative creates a pipeline of educated and skilled individuals, starting with agriculture education programs in high school, moving to education or training at the post-secondary level, and ending in a viable career, through a variety of strategies with our partners.
Events & Competitions
Collegiate Agriculture Leaders 2018 Fall Leadership Conference UC Davis
Date: October 19-20, 2018
Location: UC Davis
Commencement: Friday October 19
Adjourn: 1:00 PM Saturday October 20
Friday Lunch, Dinner, and Saturday Breakfast provided
Collegiate Agriculture Leaders 2019 Spring Competition
Date: Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1, 2019
Location: Shasta College
Cost:$25.00 per person
11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003
Thursday afternoon, February 28, 2019 Industry Tour
Monday, March 1, 2019 7-8 AM check in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM contests begin
12:30 PM lunch
2 PM awards
The post-secondary division of the California Agriculture Teachers Association leads a student leadership committee where student events are organized. Annually the committee plans the spring student competitions and events designed to promote leadership and career development. The Spring Competition is hosted by a different college each year. Below is a list of competitions and a link to their guidelines.
Collegiate Agriculture Leaders
The Collegiate Agriculture Leaders (CAL) is a statewide student organization that promotes leadership and career awareness in the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Technology sector. Additional CAL events have included a statewide leadership training conference and industry tours. All of these events serve to provide students with opportunity to excel outside of the classroom.
Click on the following links to download a PDF of the career reference sheets.
Resume Writing Styles
Online Job Search
Effective Cover Letters
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