The primary industries package is a part of a series of resources for schools developed by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Developed as a set of learning activities for mathematics, science, social studies and technology, the resources provide real-life primary industry situations, with a focus on innovation, for years 9 and 10 students.
Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has welcomed the launch, saying our primary industries are a vital part of our economy and account for more than 70 per cent of exports.
“School resources are one way of informing students about the diverse range of rewarding career pathways available in the primary sector before they enter tertiary study or the work force. With strong growth in the primary sector anticipated over the next few years, we need to encourage more young people to consider these options,” says Upston.
“The Government is set on doubling our primary sector exports by 2025 but to do this we need a sustainable and skilled workforce. Ensuring we are engaging and educating students in primary industries technology early on plays a big part in this.”
The resources are available here.