Online Aquaculture Farmhand Training
A free, comprehensive “soup-to-nuts” training program designed to cover everything from knots to boating safety to food safety to marketing is now available online. These video training modules were designed to teach entry-level farm workers the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, and were originally paired with a hands-on, paid internship program offered by the Education Exchange in Rhode Island. (You can read all about it in our June 2022 newsletter).
You can access the modules in two ways: as a certificate program, which requires going through the modules in order and taking a test before being able to access the next module; or just jumping around and selecting any modules in any order without receiving a certificate.
To access the videos, visit the Education Exchange teachables website. You will be asked to sign up for a free teachables account, or to log in to teachables if you already have an account. Once you are logged in, click on the widget for the certificate program or non-certificate resource page options.
Note: If you have trouble getting the modules to play, especially in Firefox, there may be conflicts with ad blockers and other add-ons and extensions. Try disabling extensions one by one until you find the culprit or switch to a bare-bones version of another browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, MS Edge, Opera, etc.).