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Top apprentice competition extends to nine regions

Top apprentice competition extends to nine regions

Carpentry apprentices from across the country will now get the chance to be part of what is growing to be one of the industry’s most coveted titles, the Registered Master Builders Carters 2006 Apprentice of the Year.  Building on the success of the Registered Master Builders Carters Carpentry Apprentice of the Year Awards held in 2005, the competition is being extended this year to nine regions, opening entries up to carpentry apprentices from Northland to Invercargill.  The aw...
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Benefits of industry training

To reach a sustainable level of qualifi ed tradespeople, the construction industry needs dedicated employers to train apprentices. A recent Department of Labour survey (Skills in the Labour Market - March 2006) indicated that skill shortages were still prevalent in the construction industry, identifying a shortage of labour as the main constraint for 34% of builders as at December 2005.  Industry training has come a long way from the days of the “time served” apprenticeship. To...
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Benefits of industry training

To reach a sustainable level of qualifi ed tradespeople, the construction industry needs dedicated employers to train apprentices. A recent Department of Labour survey (Skills in the Labour Market - March 2006) indicated that skill shortages were still prevalent in the construction industry, identifying a shortage of labour as the main constraint for 34% of builders as at December 2005.  Industry training has come a long way from the days of the “time served” apprenticeship. To...
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Business and qualifications development in 2006

The BCITO began the year in a strong position, with a client base of 8150 trainees and new sign-ups tracking to the strong trend shown in previous years. Foundation work undertaken in 2005 has formed the basis for ongoing development for the coming year.  The delivery of the leading hand qualification, further review work in specialist trade areas and the development of a new schools-based qualification look set to keep the business and qualifications development team busy in 2006. Leading...
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Changes to funding structure for qualifications

All industry training organisations, including the Building and Construction Industry Organisation (BCITO), are required by the New Zealand Government to seek a financial contribution from apprentices signed up for training in their industry.  This “industry contribution” covers approximately one third of the running costs of individual courses. On January 1, 2006, the BCITO’s fee structure was modified, resulting in changes to the BCITO’s annual industry contributi...
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The year in review

2005 has been a busy year for the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) which has continued to meet industry demands for skilled workers, and is on track to meet its target of 10,000 apprentices in training by early 2007. More than 8000 apprentices are now registered in training, up from 6500 in 2004.  These increases prompted BCITO to expand its operational structure and open a regional office in Albany, Auckland, and a satellite office in Hastings. Industry lic...
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Building qualifications — what’s involved?

One of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation’s (BCITO) key responsibilities is to develop and implement industry qualifications for the construction sector. It has launched two new qualifications during 2005, including the National Certifi cate in Construction (Supervisors, Level 5) and the National Certificate in Construction (Leading Hand, Level 4). These qualifications address the technical, supervisory and communications skills required by leading hands or superv...
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