"I now know exactly my passion and how I can contribute to society"- secondary school student

GrowingNZ Spotlight20 is our new initiative to connect you as a teacher and your students with young industry professionals – live and online.

Food & fibre professionals can now join your classroom via your school's online platform (or our platform if you prefer) and chat to you and your students for about 20 minutes. They can talk about the sector they work in, what they do in their jobs, why they chose to follow their career path, or any other topic relevant to the current topic you’re teaching. The professionals will also be able to answer any questions you or students have.

We have a pool of enthusiastic young professionals from across the food & fibre sectors ready to showcase a diverse range of careers in both the city and country. They have followed various education and training pathways including on-the-job training as well as study through universities and polytechnics.

We'll do our best to fit in with your preferred day and time for a Spotlight20 session, and connect you with an industry professional that best meets your brief. We can either work with your school's online platform or provide the platform (e.g. Zoom, GoogleMeet) and technical support for you.