Panama City, Panama. In recognition of the academic cooperation agreement between Simply Natural Farms and the Ministry of Education of Panama (MEDUCA), Simply Natural’s Training, Scholarship and Employment for Agricultural Students Program has been designed to train junior and senior year students of professional and technical high schools with an interest in farm-related careers to ensure a significant impact on their professional development at an early stage of their professional careers. The main objectives of the program are to increase the number of qualified personnel in the agricultural sector, decrease high school drop-out rates and improve the income of graduates.
The Program consists of 4 phases. The initial phase consists of educational tours. The students selected for the second phase will start a 6-week training program. During the third phase, those who meet the academic requirements will receive a job offer from AgVisors, the farm management subsidiary of Simply Natural. In the last phase, based on their job performance, they will be awarded scholarships from the OTEIMA Technical University and later on, may qualify for masters, post-graduate and doctorate scholarships provided by the National Secretariat of Science and Technology of Panama (SENACYT).
“We are very excited to see the final results of the educational tours and look forward to phase 2, scheduled for the end of September,” said Verónica Rocha, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Simply Natural Farms.