Entries have closed for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2009 Apprentice of the Year, with entry numbers well up on 2008 boding well for a great competition.
Apprentice of the Year is run by industry leaders Carters, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) and the Department of Building and Housing.
Staged in 10 regions around New Zealand, regional judging kicks off in the second week of August and the first local event, the Central North Island Apprentice of the Year, will be held on Friday 4 September.
In the coming weeks, entrants in the competition will be interviewed by a judging panel, made up of representatives from Registered Master Builders, the BCITO and Carters.
Up to 10 finalists will be selected from each region and the judging panel will make a visit to each finalist’s building site to determine regional winners.
The 10 regional winners will be announced at awards evenings around the country in September and October before gathering in Wellington to compete for the national Apprentice of the Year title in October.