INCREASING THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY TRAINING INVESTMENTS IN THE HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY - A MODEL FOR 'BEST PRACTICE' INDUSTRY TRAINING

H.S. van der Werff
‘Best practices’ in horticulture industry training along with the benefits of industry training are described,. Key factors contributing to successful industry training are identified. The importance of a collaborative relationship between the three parties involved in industry training, the trainee, employer and the New Zealand Horticulture Industry Training Organisation (NZHITO) Training Advisor is described in a model that will enable businesses to improve productivity and capability gains for industry trainees, businesses, communities and the country. Findings are based on a qualitative survey of 19 selected horticultural businesses in New Zealand that were recommended as being particularly effective in their industry training practices. The survey was made to document existing best-practice industry training practices in the horticulture industry. Businesses were selected across a range of horticultural sectors, ranging in size from small with less than three employees to large corporate businesses with over 300 employees, and were geographically spread across the country.
van der Werff, H.S. (2011). INCREASING THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY TRAINING INVESTMENTS IN THE HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY - A MODEL FOR 'BEST PRACTICE' INDUSTRY TRAINING. Acta Hortic. 920, 77-82
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.920.9
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.920.9
horticulture training practices and organisation, horticulture workplace trainers and assessors, high impact learning model, best practices, industry training investments
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