22 May 2023
Waikato Dairy Manager of the Year Runner Up Sicelo Nene is very thankful for being able to learn about the New Zealand dairy industry and gain qualifications while he works his way up in the industry.
15 May 2023
Natasha Price grew up on a dairy farm but never considered a career in dairy farming. Her plans changed due to the Covid-19 disruption and now she’s an award-winning dairy trainee with goals for a successful future in dairying.
21 March 2023
In a couple of short years Lauren Randall has changed careers to dairy farming, become financially stable and has goals to own her own dairy herd.
22 December 2022
Auckland goat milk product company NIG Nutritionals has substantially increased productivity and staff retention in its manufacturing plants by partnering with Primary ITO to give staff opportunities to gain recognised qualifications.
6 November 2022
Primary ITO has responded to the wine growing industry’s need for a programme dedicated to their unique requirements.
4 October 2022
Tahryn Mason was a university student set for an academic career when a summer job at an Auckland vineyard prompted him to leave student life behind for what has become an award-winning career in viticulture.
18 August 2022
Post-harvest apprenticeships are providing an opportunity for large South Auckland kiwifruit operation Punchbowl PackCo to grow and advance members of its packhouse team and lift both skills and morale in the company.
16 August 2022
Farmers building their skills by studying towards qualifications have shone as winners in the recent 2022 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.
9 August 2022
A new apiculture apprenticeship programme launched just before New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown 2020 has become a useful tool to combat the skills shortage for large apiaries operation Comvita.
18 July 2022
Matt Lane always wanted a career in farming and continuing his apprenticeship with the Primary ITO helped land him his first management role where he’s now supporting another apprentice to gain qualifications for his career.