Kia ora koutou,
We were so pleased to see the YFG competition being so well supported this year, and huge thanks to the organisers, sponsors and managers who have managed to find the energy to support this great event.
We are flat out at EIT with a lot of teaching underway, and now a lot of assessments being returned as well, which is awesome. The vast majority of students are keeping up with the timeline and will get the majority of their courses complete before they get too busy on orchard.
Please start thinking about next year, and talk to your students about continuing their study. The majority of Level 3 students usually step up to Level 4, and some Level 4 go to Level 5. but an extra year on orchard may be of greater benefit than class time, especially as Level 4 requires experience with supervising staff. Students can opt to complete courses over two years as well.
Level 5 Fruit and Post Harvest programs are both running out of the Hastings campus. Anyone interested in expanding their management skills can join these programs at any point, so if you’re looking to advance you careers, these are good industry recognise qualification to aim for.
We are also managing to run a few stand alone chainsaw courses. If you have permanent staff needing this training please contact Clare.
Noho ora mai,