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Trades Academy paving the way for young women in farming

10 August 2022

When traditionally thinking of a farmer, New Zealanders often picture a ‘good Kiwi bloke’, surrounded by dogs, driving an ATV and patrolling vast high-country stations.

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Looking for new talent for your business?

13 July 2022

Primary ITO is excited to announce that the 2022 Speed Meets initiative is confirmed, providing employers a great opportunity to connect with the next generation of our workforce.

Primary ITO and Ministry of Education working with our communities to support local rangatahi

10 June 2022

Primary ITO’s latest collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) has been on a research project to support schools and wharekura.

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Trades Academy Legends of Hawkes Bay

7 December 2021

Trades Academy is a partnership programme that gives senior school students a kickstart towards an exciting career in the primary industries.

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Meet Ohu - a great Trades Academy success story

21 May 2021

I was met with a huge hug from one of our fantastic success stories, the lovely Ohu Unga, a former Trades Academy student at Waiheke High School who is now working at Casita Miro Vineyard.

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Secondary schools funding announcement good for primary sector

16 June 2020

The Government’s announcement of more school-based trades training is a great opportunity to attract promising learners into farming, horticulture, and the wider food and fibre industries, Primary ITO chief executive Nigel Philpott says.

Trades Academy strengthened for former Taratahi students

4 February 2019

Primary ITO is doubling the size of its Trades Academy catering for school students looking for a pathway into a primary industries career, providing an option for schools and students previously working with Taratahi.