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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.

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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.