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.
20 May 2022
Aimee Thorne still pinches herself at her situation and after seven years working at award winning Dutch cheese company Karikaas Cheese in Canterbury, still loves cheese.
10 May 2022
The announcement of continued government financial support for apprentices will help the primary sector attract and train the thousands of new people needed, Primary ITO chief executive Nigel Philpott says.
3 March 2022
Having staff train through the Primary ITO Apprenticeship Programme is bringing innovation and adding value to the performance of large sheep and beef operation, Lochiel Station, in Canterbury.
2 December 2021
Wellington City Council (WCC) horticulture apprentices are showcasing their skills by creating seven themed gardens as part of the capital city's Hidden Gardens Project taking place from 20 November until 15 December.