Nursery Production Industry Partnership Group

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NZPPI’s a member of the Primary ITO Nursery Production Industry Partnership Group (IPG).   IPG’s are at the heart of the interaction between industry and the operational team at the ITO.  It works with the ITO across a range of matters including program and qualification development, training resources and assessment, delivery and field liaison, training advisory and industry connections ...  and essentially the IPG is industry’s voice to the ITO.

Current members of the Nursery Production IPG are:

  • Jo Bonner, Coastlands Plant Nursery
  • Carol Fraser, Growing Spectrum
  • Matt Dolan, NZPPI

If you’d like to know more, or would like to join us, speak with one of the above.

March 2017 update

The Primary ITO’s Nursery Production Industry Partnership Group (IPG) met mid-February and refined its Vision Plan. An early outcome sees the ITO working with the IPG to develop social media presence for employers and trainees. It’s intended to build a community of interest, encourage employers and trainees and provide a point of connection for people all over New Zealand who are involved in nursery training.
Qualification redevelopment (under TROQ) continues with programmes for Level 2 through to Level 5 either signed off by or submitted to NZQA. IPG members will shortly meet with the ITO’s Education Team to provide feedback and help develop trainee resources and discuss programme delivery and assessment processes.
Other matters discussed include:

  • Alternative training and funding models
  • Garden retail training