Credit: Disclosure Senar/TO
In January, Senar Tocantins offered around 60 courses covering sectors of agroindustry, cattle farming, livestock farming, service provision, among others. These trainings aim to support producers and rural workers who are looking for opportunities in the job market or improving their activities in the field.
To open the year, the municipality of Taguatinga hosted the course “Worker in drone operation – mapping in agriculture”. On the occasion, students learned about piloting and how technology can reduce production costs, increase efficiency in the field and encourage increased productivity in the sector. “I had never seen or held a drone and didn’t know the different ways it could be used. This knowledge was very useful for me”, highlighted participant Taiz Batista.
In Gurupi, southern region of the state, Senar held the course “Worker in the production of sweets, preserves and jams” focusing on the production of delicacies derived from fruits from the region. The initiative trained ten people, providing practical knowledge that rural producer Sanme Rosa de Sousa praised. “I learned how to make sweets, reuse the peels and use the fruits to make jelly. If there are more courses, I want to participate.”
The course “Worker in the operation and maintenance of backhoe loaders” was held in Marianópolis and benefited seven participants. Jéssica Fernandes was one of the students and highlighted the positive experience. “I loved participating in the course, I was able to learn how the machine works, how to work correctly and identify possible problems.”
Held at Fazenda Bocalon, the municipality of Divinópolis received the course “Worker in the operation and maintenance of self-propelled sprayers”. For Carlos Marques, the training was the space where he could have his first contact with the machinery. “I liked everything and it was great to acquire new knowledge. I learned how to work with a sprayer, make AB lines and field marking,” said the student. Elemar Santos, another participant, had already had the opportunity to participate in the agricultural tractors course, and was pleased to complete another training. “It was great to put my knowledge into practice with the instructor and my classmates,” he said.
According to the Director of Rural Professional Training, Luiz Claudio Faria, even in the face of the challenges faced at the beginning of the year, rural producers continue to demonstrate their commitment to the development of their properties, especially with regard to training.
“The first month of 2024 stands out as the period with the largest number of classes formed in the last 10 years by SENAR. We ended the month with 60 training sessions carried out. This reflects the intense activity of rural producers, who are committed to improving their skills and knowledge. Investing in professional training has become a priority for many, seen as an essential measure to reduce costs and improve production”, highlighted the director.
Rural Professional Training training provides learning and improvement of activities aimed at the agricultural sector. The courses have a workload that varies from 16 to 40 hours, and at the end of the training, participants receive a certification valid throughout the country.