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Nursery Grower’s Green Shoots For Industry

Monday, 28 March 2022, 3:52 pm | Primary ITO

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. Primary ITO’s PiPI (Pathways into Primary Industries) is at a pilot stage where career-ready people ... More >>

1 Of 13Secondary Schools Funding Announcement Good For Primary Sector

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:24 pm | Primary ITO

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. As part ... More >>

More Trades Academy places good news for primary sector

Monday, 21 October 2019, 8:20 pm | Primary ITO

The announcement of up to 4000 more trades training places in schools will help meet demand from students to learn about farming and horticulture, Primary ITO chief executive Nigel Philpott says. More >>

Scholarships address need for farming apprentices

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 1:18 pm | Primary ITO

Primary ITO is responding to the urgent need for skilled workers in agriculture and horticulture by launching a scholarship programme for apprentice fees. More >>

Primary industry training must deliver

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 7:20 pm | Primary ITO

Primary ITO is welcoming the announcement that the primary sector will get the first of the Government’s new Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs). More >>

New chief executive to lead Primary ITO

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:47 am | Primary ITO

Experienced education leader Nigel Philpott will join Primary ITO as chief executive in October, ready to lead the organisation through the period of change in vocational education. More >>

Looming need for more trained shearers and wool handlers

Monday, 1 July 2019, 2:16 pm | Primary ITO

New “micro-credentials” in wool harvesting will help solve a critical need to train shearers and wool handlers, Primary ITO chief executive Linda Sissons said today. More >>

Primary ITO gains fresh recognition

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:22 am | Primary ITO

Primary ITO has received the Minister of Education’s seal of approval to continue its work as an industry training organisation. Under the Industry Training and Apprenticeships Act, ITOs apply for “recognition” every five years, undergoing a thorough check ... More >>

Trades Academy strengthened for former Taratahi students

Monday, 4 February 2019, 1:52 pm | Primary ITO

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. More >>

Urbanites keen for a career in dairy

Monday, 1 October 2018, 3:26 pm | Primary ITO

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. More >>

Let’s open the gate to our young people

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:04 pm | Primary ITO

The Primary ITO is challenging schools, school leavers and farmers to open the farm, garden, or orchard gate as this year’s “Got a Trade? Got it Made!” week highlights the huge potential in industry training for a primary sector career. More >>

Micro-credentials to target biosecurity

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:59 pm | Primary ITO

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. More >>

Primary industry training fees-free for eligible trainees

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:24 pm | Primary ITO

Two years of Primary ITO industry training will be fees-free for eligible trainees and apprentices who start in 2018. More >>

Primary ITO training provider in Otago and Southland

Monday, 6 November 2017, 12:30 pm | Primary ITO

From today, Monday 6 November, Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre will be the provider for Primary ITO dairy, sheep, beef and deer courses in Otago and Southland. More >>

Primary ITO cements first successful year with new brand

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 11:05 am | Primary ITO

On 1 October 2012, Agriculture ITO and Horticulture ITO merged to form the Primary Industry Training Organisation (Primary ITO). Primary ITO is also responsible for Water Industry Training, Equine Industry Training and NZ Sports Turf ITO, making ... More >>

Primary ITO hosts Governor-General during Waikato Tour

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 2:46 pm | Primary ITO

The Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, met with Primary Industry Training Organisation (Primary ITO) trainees who are working to build the skills and knowledge they need to succeed through workplace ... More >>

Industry voice vital to primary industry training

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 11:31 am | Primary ITO

As the Primary Industry Training Organisation (Primary ITO) moves towards its first anniversary, the organisation’s new governance structure continues to go from strength to strength. Primary ITO is the industry training provider for the primary industries ... More >>

Primary ITO welcomes changes to apprenticeship schemes

Friday, 8 February 2013, 12:05 pm | Primary ITO

Media release For immediate release Primary ITO welcomes changes to apprenticeship schemes The Primary Industry Training Organisation (Primary ITO) welcomes the new apprenticeship initiatives announced by government following the 18-month industry ... More >>




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