Agricultural Machinery Instructor
Instructors take their knowledge of farm machinery and enable students to develop the working knowledge and experience to use the various equipment around a farm. Instructors can work for agricultural colleges or directly for farm machinery manufacturers. The work involves preparing online and classroom lessons, practical workshops, and assessing and grading students on meeting any course requirements, Instructors need to have a wide knowledge of their machinery and excellent presentation skills, IT skills with a good standard in numeracy and literacy. Instructors need to create schemes of work and deliver to the standards expected by the institution they work for. They need to conduct risk assessments on any practical workshops and prepare machinery for those classes. Entrants into this career usually have completed a teaching qualification and have gained experience on working in this sector. Entrants may come into this career through previous farm work as agricultural engineers, through working for machinery suppliers, dealerships or as farm machinery operatives. Jobs in training and instruction are available through Agricultural Colleges or through machinery suppliers.
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