The Get Ahead Careers Programme, funded by Beef and Lamb NZ and Dairy NZ, is all about introducing young people to a range of career opportunities across the value chain in the Agriculture Industry. The aim of the Get Ahead programme is to attract young people to the agriculture sector, an industry that has an abundance of jobs both on farm and in the supporting industries. The focus is to create awareness and motivate their engagement with Agricultural learning and ultimately an Agricultural career.
The programme encompasses the running of Get Ahead Experiences Days. These days provide year 12 high school students with the opportunity to explore a range of careers spanning across the sciences, technology, engineering, and business aspects of an industry that has a career for everyone. Also the programme oversees the running of the Teachers Day Out events which provide a professional development opportunity for high school teachers, giving them an opportunity to engage with the industry and see how it connects with the subjects they are teaching.