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Canadian's call on New Zealand training expertise

Monday, 29 November 2004
Tectra's Bruce Walker is off to Canada to show local shearers why New Zealand is recognised as the world's leading shearing nation.

Bruce will be delivering an advanced shearing course to experienced Candian shearers. The course has been specially designed by Tectra and aims to provide attendees with the chance to gain skills in areas they have not previously had access to.

Earlier this year the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited recognised there was a need for quality shearer training in Canada and went looking for a world class wool harvesting training organisation that could deliver. Tectra was top of the list.

Gavin Rowland, Tectra's Manager Wool Havesting Training, says that Tectra's international reputation as a top-class wool harvesting training provider reflects well on all those involved in New Zealand's shearing industry.

"This is a great opportunity to display Tectra’s excellent training strategies internationally and to work with Canadian industry leaders and exchange concepts and development ideas," he says.

The training is a joint initiative funded by the Wool Growers Co-operative and the Agricultural and Food Council of Canada, with the objective of improving shearing standards in Canada.