Hillary Clinton, project manager for the Creative Garden Project, looks at plans for a new facility to be built at Katie College.
At Katie College, a new $ 600,000 Garden and Vegetable Center Exhaust Center has received a huge chunk.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Board of Trustees of Katikati Creative Vegetation Development to start the construction of the horticultural education and training institute.
By establishing the partnership, a solid foundation has been laid to facilitate the management and administration of the institution.
Katititi Innovation Horticulture Project is a collaborative approach by Katitati Innovation Horticulture, Katie College, Horticulture Training Providers and Industry to bring together education, skills and training opportunities in horticulture, based on Katiti College.
Faith Manager Hillary Johnson says the partnership is truly visionary by building a community-owned and owned community-based community building on school grounds.
I am pleased that the new Board of Trustees is behind this and that the MoU has been signed.
Tectum Consulting, a project management company approved by the Ministry of Education, is engaged, and construction begins as soon as the final signature of the Ministry is received and the necessary permits are obtained.
The college’s acting principal, Louise Buckley, is pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
“It brings this wonderful opportunity, not just to our students, but to the community.
Once the facility is built, it will provide a purposeful building that will enable our students to continue to develop skills and knowledge that will support them not only in their education but also in the horticulture sector.
I would like to thank Hillary Johnson for her outstanding contribution to the project.
Peter McCormick, chairman of the board, said his faith was well-established in the community and in the fruit and vegetable industry.
Not only in money, but in time, help and energy, people have invested in this, where we are now, incredible.
A few years ago, former principal Neil Haray introduced the first concept and Macromic was involved in the project.
From the concept, it was a long project and now it’s finally bright.
“The MOU will make it clear how the school works and how the project will work and how it will flow in the future.”
In New Zealand, industrial training has been provided for many years in agriculture and dairy, but horticulture has not been achieved, he said.
This is the first time a school has found him behind.
There was a gap, so let’s take this basic training and put the students in a profession.
McCormick also applauded Johnson for what she found.
Hillary sees what the future holds for her and for the community and what the career path is for students.
Johnson says the project isn’t just about the building, it’s bigger than that.
If we can continue the pace of construction, by 2022 we will be able to find fruit trees (consulting, education and training company in Turanga) on site.
Johnson said he is ready to start offering fruit gardening NEET programs and wants to offer a Level 6 diploma course at Lincoln University. In anticipation of this, the organization is conducting a pilot program at the Katiti Community Center.
Gardening at Katie College continues this year with more than 100 students enrolled in 11, 12 and 13 years.
Johnson says the loan was particularly impressive in the 13th year of college admission to the University of Agriculture.
Dean Hug Biggsby of Lincoln University’s Vegetable and Fruit Development recently visited the college. Johnson Bigby says he is very interested in supporting the project.
Trustees and Board of Trustees would like to thank all those who contributed money and those who indicated that they would do so.
At least $ 99,000 is needed to complete the project.