As part of the BCITO’s commitment to those in the construction industry — including their training, professional development and career success — the BCITO presents its scholarship and funding initiatives for 2014, targeting trainees, graduates and employers.
Whether you’re a school leaver or a qualified tradesperson, the Gateway Scholarship and Employer Development Grant might just be your path to quality training, improved skills and recognised qualifications.
So what are you waiting for?
Gateway to BCITO apprenticeship
The BCITO is offering five Gateway Scholarships to apprentices who are just starting out in the industry.
The scholarship is to cover the full cost of the apprentice’s chosen BCITO programme and associated BCITO resource material.
For more info and to apply, visit www.bcito.org.nz/apprentices/gateway-scholarships, or talk to your training advisor.
Employer Development Grant
Supporting employers in running successful, lasting businesses is just part of the BCITO’s commitment to the industry.
Ongoing training and professional development have been proven to increase workplace productivity, staff retention and on-site success, ultimately improving a business’ bottom line.
The Employer Development Grant is an initiative aimed at upskilling construction professionals who are already working in the industry. Fifteen grants are available in 2014 for employers of current BCITO trainees.
Applications are open to all employers of BCITO apprentices, including supervisors/managers of an employing company.
Grants can be used to pay course fees of study programmes — up to a maximum of $3000 — for any training or development assistance.
Employers interested in applying for a grant can access the application pack at www.bcito.org.nz/employers-and-industry/employers/employer-development-grants.
• If you have any questions or need any further information about scholarships and grants, or anything else BCITO-related, phone the BCITO on 0800 422 486.