The BCITO believes this support will help employers run successful long-term businesses, better placing them to provide ongoing investment in training and employment within New Zealand’s construction industry.
The initiative is also seen as a great way to help upskill New Zealand’s construction industry, thereby increasing productivity and gearing up for future demand.
The potential output of the construction industry will come under increasing pressure as leaky building remedial work and rebuilding in Canterbury commence in the short term.
Employer must have current apprentice
Any employer of a current BCITO trainee may apply, which includes supervisors and managers of an employing company. However, employers must have a current apprentice at the time of application and at the time the grant is claimed.
Employers can select any training or development assistance which best suits their personal or business development needs. Some examples include:
• BCITO courses such as Leading Hand, Site Supervisor or Diploma in Construction Management,
• Consultation with a business advisor,
• Short courses or seminars on small business management, estimating or contract management, and
• Higher level business-related qualifications.
To access grants, employers must apply to the BCITO. All applications will be assessed on how well the intended use of funding meets the purpose of this scheme. Successful applications will have grants awarded.
Employers interested in applying for a grant can access information and applications forms on the BCITO web site at www.bcito.org.nz/employers/employer-development-grants.
Alternatively, call the BCITO on 0800 4 BCITO.