Costa has collaborated with the Western Australian Department of Education as part of the PRIMED project, designed to build greater awareness and understanding of the primary industries sector and its importance to the local economy.
The PRIMED project is an initiative between the Department of Education, the Department of Training and Workforce Development, and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
In September 2021, the Costa Berries and Mushroom farms participated in a PRIMED workshop in Perth, aimed at equipping and inspiring teachers to prepare students in Years 7-12 for futures in primary industries in Western Australia by providing them an opportunity to connect with representatives from the primary industries and integrate into their curriculum delivery.
With a vision to create a food secure and sustainable world, the PRIMED resources seek to engage students to build an understanding of primary industries to improve their understanding of the diversity within primary industries and enable them to make informed career pathway choices.
As part of the ongoing project, a serious of videos highlighting opportunities in the primary industries sector are being created, including one featuring Deniz Kansak, Human Resources Manager for the Costa Casuarina Mushroom Farm.
The videos will be made available to high school teachers, to use as a resource for students in Years 7 to 9. This video featuring Deniz, was developed as a resource for Technologies: Food and Fibre but will also be useful in HASS and Science subjects.