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The Government is committed to investing in on the job training to support our skills pipeline in New Zealand. Below are the fundi...
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Welcome to Pathways into Primary Industries (PIPI). We’re connecting Kiwi career seekers with employers across the primary industr...
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We help students to take their first steps towards an exciting career in the primary industry, and support schools too.
We teach our unit standards with the ‘real world’ in mind, so students can apply what they have learned at school when they work i...
Primary ITO aims to help New Zealand’s primary sector flourish by growing people’s skills. We lead work-based education and traini...
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Primary ITO has joined Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider.
Supporting professional development in the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries.
7 December 2021
Trades Academy is a partnership programme that gives senior school students a kickstart towards an exciting career in the primary industries.
A broad range of learning opportunities are available and students can gain a NCEA Level 2 and 3 qualification and a programme which leads to the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills Level 2.
Recently we got together in the Hawkes Bay, it was clear to see the result of 3 years building relationships with a number of schools, farmers and students through the Primary ITO Trades Academy and another 10 students couldn’t attend the BBQ due to work commitments.
All 19 young people are working full time in the primary industries including shepherding, tractor drivers, meat processing and farming cadetships throughout Hawkes Bay. The majority are also working or will be working with Primary ITO Training Advisers. Gary Brady, Trades Academy Tutor has contact with these Legends weekly via a messenger group where the students trade information about dogs, utes, a muster, stuck tractor, or their latest injury! They also pick each other up which is sometimes required after a tough week. Gary is extremely proud of all of the Hawkes Bay group, and what they have achieved.Find out more about what we do in schools.