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Inaugural rural retrain course sees 19 career changers into employment

Our inaugural 13 day rural retrain programme wrapped up on 7 August with 25 career changers graduated and ready for work. The course covered all aspects of farming from fencing and chainsaws, stock management and budgeting, through to calf rearing and animal health. Designed to fast track people into jobs in the rural sector, we’re...
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Agri training's Matilda the cow

Meet Matilda

Book a free session with Matilda – our state of the art training cow  Free training sessions, 13 – 25 July, Monday to Friday Modeled to a life size cow, Matilda is an anatomically correct wooden structure, with realistic silicone parts for the udders and back end. Careful consideration has gone into the materials used...
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Mayor officially opens Agri Training

Agri Training is New Zealand’s newest education provider who has partnered with City & Guilds and is now delivering their 2020 programme from the site of the former Winchmore Research Station. Agri Training staged its open day on Friday to welcome students, parents, and all interested members of the public for a tour of the...
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Strong industry is good news for graduates

Any education provider is proud to promote their graduate employment statistics and Agri Training have a very positive message for those who are about to begin one of two diplomas on offer in 2020. After the release of Rabo Bank’s recent Agribusinsss Outlook report confidence is growing about the prospects for Agri Training graduates. Agri...
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Open Day, and you’re invited

Agri Training are officially launching their 2020 programme with public open day and are extending the invite to all members of the public to come and meet the management team and explore the new facility. Agri Training General Manager Greg Barnaby said, “We’ve had strong interest from the public about our education programme with calls...
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New Facility Announced – Farmers Weekly

A WORLD-CLASS learning environment being set up in rural Mid Canterbury will provide elite education to strengthen New Zealand’s primary industries, cofounder and director Matt Jones says. NZ has a world-class agriculture industry and a reputation to match and Agri Training will develop innovative thinkers with the practical skills to be part of the solutions....
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Dairy and Sustainability Looks Bright

A recent Fairfax article has provided a very different and encouraging insight into New Zealand as a food producer and the state of sustainability. This is a refreshing take on New Zealand farming which can often be reported as having problems when it comes to the image of dairy farming in particular. This attitude is...
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Support From MPI Chief Science Advisor

MPI Chief Science Adviser, Dr John Roche said “Scholarships are an investment in New Zealand’s future and will help build science and technology capability and promote the exciting range of science careers on offer across our primary industries, from fisheries to forestry, agriculture to food and bio-security.” He is referring to postgraduate science scholarships for...
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NZ’s Newest Training College

Agri Training is set to become New Zealand’s newest education provider and will be based in Mid Canterbury. The Agri Training programme will be fully user pays and has a goal of lifting training in the primary industries to a new standard in partnership with the world-renowned City & Guilds who have been providing technical...
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