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Urbanites keen for a career in dairy

2 October 2018

One in five of all people wanting to take up a dairy apprenticeship is coming from New Zealand’s biggest city, and Primary ITO chief executive Linda Sissons says many more will be needed where they came from.

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Diversability award shows possibilities with dyslexia in the workplace

31 August 2018

With estimates saying employees in the primary sector are twice as likely to have dyslexia, the Primary ITO says an award from Diversity NZ for an innovative programme for people with dyslexia highlights the gains to be made from providing the right suppo

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Micro-credentials to target biosecurity

3 August 2018

The Primary ITO is welcoming the introduction of micro-credentials, new stand-alone courses, which will help it respond to pressing industry demands, including the eradication of the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis.

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Horticultural apprenticeship highlights career opportunities

3 August 2018

A newly launched Horticulture Apprenticeship scheme is an initial step towards alleviating a skill shortage in a sector crying out for capability throughout its supply chain.

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Making the leap from city to country

24 July 2018

Chloe Mackle was scared of the dark and anything that moved – but when she was challenged to try dairy farming, she decided to go for it.

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Now’s the perfect time to start a career in the horticulture sector

17 July 2018

New Zealand’s horticulture industry is booming and growing at such a fast rate it needs more capable and qualified people to keep up with the demand for its fresh and healthy produce.

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Apprenticeship Gives Charles A Financial Head Start

11 July 2018

Most of Charles Corston’s friends are now graduating from university – many of them with hefty student loans. But Charles already bought his first home two years ago, aged just 19.

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Dairy processing provides new career path for Kelly

11 July 2018

Feeding the most vulnerable members of our population is a big responsibility – one which dairy processing expert Kelly Edmonds takes very seriously.

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Viticulture Study Helps Cultivate Leadership Role

2 July 2018

As a 19 year-old, Jeremiah Love worked week-to-week as a field hand in Marlborough’s vineyards, trying to make a living.

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Apprenticeship Gives Charles A Financial Head Start

2 July 2018

Most of Charles Corston’s friends are now graduating from university – many of them with hefty student loans. But Charles already bought his first home two years ago, aged just 19.