Encouraging professional development

Dargaville Silver Fern Farms staff with their certificates

Silver Fern Farms celebrated staff accomplishments with a prize-giving at the Dargaville Club last week.

Dargaville plant manager Lance Warmington, training and human resources coordinator Stephen Bailey and production manager Jamie Manson, presented 89 certificates to 43 staff members for qualifications gained through NZQA, Primary ITO and Safety ‘n Action.
“This event recognises their achievements, and they are encouraged to bring their whanau along,” said Lance.
“Silver Fern Farms is focussed on developing our people from within our organisation to give them the opportunity to not only succeed in the meat industry but in their personal lives as well.” Team member, Warren Clarke, also received a New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (vocational/workplace) level five, which will allow him to teach others.
Lance expects that next year’s prize-giving will be even bigger with more staff currently working towards gaining certificates in areas such as NCEA, budgeting, Te Reo, English and gaining their driving licence.
Nine Silver Fern Farm staff also received recognition for completing their boning apprenticeships from New Zealand Apprenticeships. ¢


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