The Primary ITO is an industry training for agriculture, horticulture, equine, water and sports turf sectors. Resulting from a merger between AgITO and Horticulture ITO, the Primary ITO is also responsible for Water Industry Training, Equine Industry Training and NZ Sports Turf Training. Primary ITO aims to develop people with a transferable skillset who are capable of growing the profitability, productivity and sustainability of the industry. Like the industry itself, AgITO has a long history. We've been helping those working in the agriculture industry to up skill since the Farm Cadet scheme began in the 1970?s. AgITO is one of New Zealand's largest industry training organisations. We help more than 8,000 people every year gain the knowledge and skills they need for a productive and rewarding career in agriculture. We offer nationally recognised, NZQA qualifications in industry sectors ranging from dairy, to sheep and cattle, rural servicing, pork, poultry, wool harvesting and water industry services. Our trainees learn while they?re working and earning a regular wage. A big part of our role is the support and mentorship our training advisers give our trainees and their employers.