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Research forum helps build NZ’s primary sector workforce

Research forum helps build New Zealand’s primary sector workforce

The Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA) is set to host a one-day research forum for organisations, businesses and government agencies interested in building the human capability of New Zealand’s primary sectors. Delegates will be updated with the latest analysis, research and various initiatives relating to the sector’s workforce.

“For our primary sectors to continue leading the world,” PICA’s CEO Michelle Glogau says, “we need to attract and retain a diverse range of people with different talents in a diverse range of roles. Robotics engineers, geneticists, farm managers…We need 50,000 more people to join the sector by 2025.”

Alongside the latest facts and figures about the sector’s current workforce, PICA’s upcoming research forum will also focus on the future workforce. Presenters will share their insights into Gen Z, artificial intelligence, career changers and transferability of skills.

Delegates will be able to join workshops to hear first-hand about initiatives that different organisations are successfully implementing to build human capability in the sector. A series of speakers will share their research and expertise, each followed by a Q&A.

At the end of the forum, a panel of young professionals will share their unique stories of working in the primary sector – their career path, insights and experience as newcomers.

When: Thursday 22 November 2018, 9am - 4.30pm
Where: Grand Mercure Wellington, 345 The Terrace, Wellington
For the current programme and to register:


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