Posts tagged "Primary ITO"

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...

Primary ITO changes to meet needs

[16 June/ NZ Farmers Weekly] Primary ITO CEO, Kevin Bryant, announced a range of new initiatives at Fieldays which he believes will enable new and existing farm workers to secure the skills training they need. Primary ITO had identified that a lack of time was one of the main barriers to study and as a...