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Agriculture is up to rebuild vocational training

Federated Farmers fully supports the government’s determination to put the spotlight on vocational education and look for better solutions for all Kiwis learning on the job, especially rural Kiwis.

Today’s announcement by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins gives us a real opportunity to look at what works in the current system, and what does not, Federated Farmers rural education spokesperson Andrew Maclean says.

"There’s no question the current system struggles to deliver the vocational training that the agriculture, horticulture, forestry and other land-based industries require.

"We are looking forward to contributing to this discussion and will be encouraging our members to do the same," Andrew says.

"We will be highlighting the importance of keeping vocational training in the regions. Teaching farming on farms, not online."


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