Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) has formed a partnership with training organisation Agricademy and its brand Get Milking.
It offers DWN members the opportunity to become a trainer for Get Milking’s dairy assistant and relief milking courses, to purchase online and on-farm training for staff and, in some cases, to become a Get Milking licensee.
DWN chief executive Jules Benton said they are excited about partnering with Agricademy.
“They listen to the needs of our members and understand what training is needed to ensure that we attract, retain and grow our people to meet the future needs and opportunities in our sector,” Benton said.
Agricademy estimates the dairy sector needs to train more than 7500 new people each year, as well as retraining or upskilling a similar number of people to meet the changing needs of the industry.
Agricademy managing director Alister Shennan said: “Get Milking empowers people in rural areas to access training, and if interested, to become a trainer and/or licensee.
“This then leads to increases in the capability and productivity of staff, and contributes to the success of dairy farming businesses.
“We are really pleased to be partnering with DWN so their members can help co-create targeted and specialised training content for New Zealand’s dairy farmers, and some may choose to go on to become Get Milking trainers. We are also working with DWN to engage and recruit young New Zealanders to the industry – something we jointly believe is crucial for the future of a sector we love.”
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Disclaimer: Dean Williamson, CEO of AgriHQ, is an Agricademy shareholder