Each year the BCITO awards five scholarships to graduating apprentices who are aspiring towards their next learning opportunity to further their career.
Providing access to advanced training programmes, these $3000 scholarships encourage graduates to further their education and promote the view that ongoing training is the best path to professional success.
To be eligible, applicants needed to have graduated, or be graduating, from a BCITO apprenticeship during 2015.
The BCITO is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Scholarship recipients:
• Callum Bryson, McMillan & Lockwood
• Ash Deacon, self-employed painter and decorator
• Hayden Johnstone, Faulkner Construction
• Jacob Troake, Troake Wall and Ceiling Services
• Jaehwak Yoo, Stone and Tile Solutions
All five recipients were able to show evidence of their successes in the industry, and all expressed a clear commitment to their trade.
They each demonstrated clear drive and determination to succeed, and showed solid career planning, detailing the courses and training they hope to complete during the next 12 months using the scholarship grant.
BCITO Graduate Scholarship recipients can use the scholarship for any training programme that best suits their career development. Some examples include:
• BCITO programmes such as Construction Trades – Supervisor, Construction Trades – Main Contract Supervision, or the Diploma in Construction Management,
• Short courses or seminars on small business management, estimating or contract management,
• a National Certificate, and
• higher level business-related qualifications.
If you’re going to complete your apprenticeship during 2016, keep an eye out for your opportunity to apply for this opportunity in 2016. The BCITO will be calling for applications around August/September 2016.