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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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BCITO inaugural Building Careers Week a great success

BCITO inaugural Building Careers Week a great success

The first BCITO Building Careers Week has helped quench the public’s thirst for information on the building and construction sectors, and looks set to become an annual fi xture. Taking place last month, it included a number of activities and events that fuelled interest and provided information about careers and training opportunities in the building sector.  BCITO hosted info nights in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim, Nelson, Ashburton and Christchurch that attracted a variety of att...
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