Posts tagged "Primary ITO"

Young Waikato beekeeper wins study grant

[10 April/Rural News] Ariel Kururangi, a 19 year old Beekeeper is the first-ever recipient of the Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship. The programme was established to help encourage young New Zealanders to do training which supports best practice beekeeping. Miss Kururangi intends to use the funds towards the New Zealand Apprenticeship in...

Aucklanders jump at dairy apprenticeships

[3 October/Stuff] One in five people who wanted to take up dairy farming apprenticeships come from Auckland. A joint dairy apprenticeship scheme was launched a year ago by Federated Farmers and Primary ITO. Since then, 240 people had registered their interest, with over 40 coming from Auckland. Primary ITO Chief Executive, Linda Sissons, said many...

Effort needed to keep workers

[17 September/Farmers Weekly] Taratahi Agriculture Institute Chief Executive, Arthur Graves, said many students who were attracted to the agriculture sector came from backgrounds outside the traditional workforce pool. This has prompted training providers to rethink how they recruit and train young people. Taratahi has changed its programmes to add more personal development and was working...

Growers apprenticeships ‘good news’

[10 August/Rural News] According to Agriculture Minister, Damien O’Connor, horticulture offered a pathway to a better future for thousands of New Zealanders. He added the industry predicted it would need 25,000 more workers, and the announcement of 100 new horticultural apprenticeships was a good start. He noted agriculture offered opportunities to make money and add...

Young Kiwis offered priority training

[10 October/ Rural News Group] The dairy industry has launched a scheme to encourage young New Zealanders to consider farming careers. Created by Federated Farmers and the Primary ITO, with support from DairyNZ, iwi entities, dairy companies and others, the scheme will provide dairy farming apprenticeships to New Zealanders. The Scheme was designed to achieve...

Interest building for Federated Farmers dairy apprenticeship scheme

[5 October/ Stuff] The Federated Farmers dairy apprenticeship scheme launched in Hamilton has spurred heavy interest. At the Christchurch launch, Federated Farmers Dairy Group Chairman Chris Lewis said the first year would be a pilot of the scheme and would take place in the country’s leading dairy regions. Students would start the three-year scheme in...

Apprenticeships new pathway to dairy industry

[5 October/ New Zealand Herald] Federated Farmers and Primary ITO have joined forces to offer three-year apprenticeships in the dairy industry. Federated Farmers will find dairy farm employers and ensure they are equipped to provide a quality work environment supporting on-job training of apprentices. Primary ITO will recruit apprentices, arrange pre-work skills lessons and formal...

Primary ITO chief executive announces resignation

 [4 August/ Rural News] Primary ITO Chief Executive, Mark Jeffries has announced his resignation from the organisation which was responsible for facilitating industry training across the agriculture, horticulture, equine, seafood, sports turf and food processing sectors.  Primary ITO Chairman, Mark Darrow said the organisation thanked Mr Jeffries for his work over the last two years...