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Education / March 15, 2018

Cultivate Your Career Volunteers

The Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Growers Upskilling Committee is looking for enthusiastic people who are passionate about the horticulture industry to help out at Cultivate Your Career coming up on Tuesday 10 April in Opotiki.

Cultivate Your Career is a one-day event aimed at promoting the horticulture industry as a career to secondary school students in Levels 1, 2 and 3. Students are taken on a full day bus trip visiting three local world-class businesses, where they will gain a first-hand insight into horticulture and opportunities available to them. The central theme of 2018’s event is ‘Multi-Faceted innovation within the horticulture industry’ and there will be three presentations on the day covering marketing innovation, process innovation and product innovation. For more information visit our website.


What is involved with being an industry ambassador volunteer?

We are looking for people to jump on board the Cultivate Your Career buses from 8.30am-2.00pm and accompany students to each site visit. During the presentations and activities, we would also like you to assist where necessary and be available to answer any questions from students about the industry should they arise.

This will be a great opportunity to promote our industry to our local youth and will also be a fun day out! To register your interest please contact us here before Tuesday 20 March.