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Food Innovations Training Trust

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The Food Innovations Training Trust was established in 2010 to assist the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries with people capability development through training and educational initiatives. The Trustees include:

  • Independent Director (current Chairperson)
  • The current Chief Executive Officers and Chairpersons of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand.

The Trust is administered by the Primary Industry Training Organisation. 

Grants

Applications for 2019 are now closed. 

To be eligible for a grant you need to be from a company that is currently operating in the dairy manufacturing, meat processing, or related industries. 

Funding criteria

  • Funding is allocated evenly between the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industry companies.
  • Companies from the dairy manufacturing, meat processing and related industries are eligible to make an application to the Trust.
  • Individuals and organisations (including industry organisations directly related to the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries e.g. NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology; or industry associations such as the Dairy Company Association of New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand of behalf of their respective member companies) may also apply and be considered for grants.
  • All levels of the workforce (prospective employee, new employees, general staff, technical personnel and managers) should benefit from access to grants from the trust.
  • Funds are not to be used for the benefit of person or vocational groups or in areas of business operations that were not serviced under the coverage of the New Zealand Industry Training Organisation at the time the trust was formed in 2010.

Got Questions? 

Email info@primaryito.ac.nz and a member of the Trust team will be in touch. 

About the Trust

The Food Innovations Training Trust was established in 2010 to assist the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries with people capability development through training and educational initiatives. The Trustees include:

  • Independent Director (current Chairperson)
  • The current Chief Executive Officers and Chairpersons of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand.

The Trust is administered by the Primary Industry Training Organisation. 

Trust purpose

The purposes of the Trust are:

a) To offer, promote and advance education and training in the New Zealand dairy manufacturing, meat processing and related industries; to advance its international competitiveness;

b) To enter into private arrangements with a person, company or organisation for the provision of training and educational services;

c) To promote and advance skills standards for the New Zealand dairy manufacturing, meat processing and related industries;

d) To develop arrangements for the delivery of industry training that will enable trainees to attain those standards;

e) To facilitate collaboration of interested parties from industry and the educations sectors and promote centres of excellence around the technical and people skills needed in a progressive industry;

f) To facilitate new training initiatives and regularly review the quality of existing training programmes;

g) To ensure equity of access and opportunity in all areas of its training operations;

h) To support and encourage employee participation in its industry training initiatives;

i) To liaise with employers, unions, government agencies, training providers and other interested groups on matters relating to these objects;

j) To accept donations and gifts and a transfer of conveyance of real or personal property, whether subject to any trust or not, to any one or more of the objects of the organisation;

k) To purchase, take on lease, or in exchange, or hire, or otherwise acquire any real or personal property and any rights or privileges which the organisation shall think necessary or expedient for the purposes of obtaining the objects of the organisation and to sell, exchange, mortgage, let on bail, or lease, with or without option of purchase, or in any manner dispose of any such property rights, or privileges;

l) Any other charitable purpose recognised by law as charitable for the purpose of the Charitable Trust Act 2005 and the Income Tax Act 2004 (or any statutory provisions in substitution for all or any of those).