The BCITO is proud to announce the coming together of three ITOs which will bring the BCITO one step closer to realising the vision of its Board — to create a single construction and infrastructure ITO.
Over the past year the BCITO has been in discussions with a number of potential merger partners, culminating in the Joinery Industry Training Organisation (JITO), DecorateNZ/FloorNZ and the BCITO merging to form one ITO under the BCITO banner. The official merger takes place on January 1, 2014.
This union of three ITOs will bring about gradual positive change for our industries. As the number of specialist trades under BCITO coverage will increase substantially, the organisation will be better placed to focus efforts and resources in this space.
A new Specialist Trades Group will be established and headed by former FloorNZ/DecorateNZ chief executive Greg Durkin to service these trades.
The three ITOs have a long history of working together on joint projects within the BETA Group of ITOs, as well as having recently collaborated on the Allied Trades Cluster Targeted
Review of Qualifications.
All three of the ITOs are enthusiastic about the opportunities which come from having these related construction trades together within the coverage of one organisation. It will give all related trades a chance to learn from each other and work closer together.
For the BCITO’s current and new clients, nothing much will change. They’ll still continue to receive the same level of service as before, and all the usual contacts and phone numbers will remain unchanged.
Also, fees and billing will not change. Both new and existing BCITO clients will continue to be billed the same amount, and in the same way as before.
However, there may be a few minor changes to some BCITO documents, such as invoices, training agreements and letterheads, but this will not affect how clients currently deal with the
BCITO. If you have any questions or concerns about the merger, contact your Training Advisor, or call the BCITO on 0800 422 486.