Thursday, December 7, 2023

Agricademy partners with Ag Drive for new courses

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Tractor, quad bike, LUV, 2-wheel motorbike and chainsaw training on offer.
From left, Agricademy director Ian Clarke, Agricademy managing director Alister Shennan and Ag Drive manager director Andre Syben.
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Waikato’s largest agricultural vehicle training provider, Ag Drive, has signed an agreement with Agricademy to deliver operator training to even more of the agriculture sector.

Agricademy managing director Alister Shennan said the organisation is excited to be working with Ag Drive, which has a reputation for offering practical, tailored training in the machine and vehicle operation space.

“Agricademy training offers the practical and life skills employees need to do well at work, so it was a natural synergy for us to partner with Ag Drive, who are known for their practical training,” he said.

“Working with Ag Drive extends our Agricademy offering, and partnering with the experts in machine and vehicle operation means we get the best experience for our customers.”

From February, Ag Drive courses will be available online on the Agricademy platform for tractor, quad bike, LUV, 2-wheel motorbike and chainsaw operation. 

The online training is backed up by a practical one-day training course. Ag Drive is also planning on opening training centres in Canterbury and Southland in the first half of this year.

Ag Drive director Andre Syben said working with Agricademy takes Ag Drive to the next level, reaching more people in the agriculture sector.

“Our training is designed and tailored to what we know farmers want and need,” he said. 

“If we can make it easy for people to access training that is actually useful and practical, and not just a tick-the-box exercise, it has a positive flow-on effect for the whole industry.”

Disclaimer: Dean Williamson, CEO of AgriHQ, is an Agricademy shareholder

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