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Apprentice graduates to training others

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.

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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.

Bite-sized vehicle and machinery training

11 July 2022

From tractors to quad bikes and everything in between. Get yourself or your team trained with our hugely popular vehicle and machinery micro-credentials in 2022!

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Mentoring inspires trainees for learner success

23 June 2022

Cambridge Dairy Farmer and mentor Chante Crabb loves helping others develop a passion for working in agriculture and achieving their goals.

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.

Study life changing for cheesemaker

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.

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Apprenticeships funding a boost for the Primary Sector

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.

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New rural pest programme with map, data and communication skills

26 April 2022

If you work in rural animal pest control, you need to know how to stay safe and work productively. That’s where the ‘refreshed’ New Zealand Certificate in Rural Pest Operations comes in.

Real eggs or chocolate eggs this Easter

17 April 2022

Kiwis are well-known for their love of eggs, and while the focus might be on the chocolate variety this Easter weekend, there’s likely to be a few regular eggs on the menu too! 

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Nursery grower’s green shoots for industry

28 March 2022

A new programme to draw people into the primary sector has hit a major milestone – pairing up an aspiring nursery grower with an industry mentor.