In an Industry that employs 60,000 people nationwide, Fruition performs a vital role in building the capacity of our workforce and training future leaders. Horticulture is rapidly growing and has many dynamic and engaging career options all if which are opened up by such as that offered by Fruition.
- Mike Chapman, Chief Executive
Ngai Tukairangi Trust Orchards
As an employer we need graduates that are ready and capable. Fruition’s initiative to equip our school leavers with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to prepare them for a future within our industry is a positive step forward.
- Andrew Wood, Orchard Manager.
Ngā Kākano Health Foundation
I have to acknowledge Fruition Horticulture here because they’ve given them [students] a sense of purpose, routine and a pathway to work toward their chosen career.
- Ripeka Armstrong, Case Manager.
Fruition makes life for employers like me easier because their graduates are rearing to get into a job and they come with the right set of skills and expectations. They prepare our trainees well for an industry where they must think on their feet and where every day is different.
- Mark Skellon, Orchard Supervisor.
Te Puke High School
We are impressed to see how the tutors motivated our rangatahi to learn and support them when things felt hard. The 16-week programme opened their eyes to what they can achieve and gave them a sense of direction. Whanau, community and the industry all benfit from this programme.
- Simon McGillivray, Deputy Principal
I knew I liked working outside and being hands-on but until I did this course, I didn't have the confidence to give horticulture a go. The tutors made learning easy and the skills they taught me have set me up for a better future. I can see that if you work hard and have a positive attitude, there are a lot of opportunities to get ahead and do well in this industry.
- China Ngati, Student
Fruition knows how to deliver programmes that make it possible to keep working while you study. I got a lot of support from my tutor and employer throughout the course which gave me the knowledge I need to take on more challenging role with more responsibility. Upskilling was a win-win for the business where I work and for me and my family.
- Levi Smith, Orchard Manager, Trinity Lands
Fruition provides educational services to the horticultural industry. We have offices in Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson and deliver a range of face-to-face and distance learning programmes across New Zealand.
Fruition Horticulture (BOP) Ltd is registered as a private training establishment (Category 1) and operate under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.
Our educational staff deliver training in the L2 NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills and L6 NZ Diploma in Horticulture Production. Fruition also partner with Lincoln University and PrimaryITO.
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The horticulture sector needed to employ an additional 7,800 workers to achieve our development plans, and a further 26,300 workers were needed over the next 13 years to replace the natural attrition of workers. Horticulture is the new growth industry for New Zealand. The attraction of another 34,100 into the industry will simply not be enough!
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