A GROUP of Year 10 pupils from Aurora College got the chance to find out more about the world of work during workplace visits recently.
The group inspected a milking shed and dairy herd, learnt about about the latest technology in tractors and agricultural machinery, visited a vet clinic, and learnt about transport and logistics at a large transport yard.
They were the first of many pupils from throughout Southland taking part in workplace visits this year organised through the Southland Youth Futures programme.
The Venture Southland-led collaboration has the goal of connecting young Southlanders with training and careers in the primary sector and associated support industries.
Southland Youth Futures co-ordinator Allison Beckham said several workplace visit days for pupils from nine Southland and Eastern Southland secondary schools would be held, with itineraries tailored to suit the particular interests of pupils.
The aim was to show young people the huge range of jobs available in Southland which were connected in some way to the primary sector, she said.