Young hairdresser stuns mum with career switch

Danyelle Bogue is a 22-year-old Wellington-based former hairdresser who leapt into a painting and decorating apprenticeship — and she’s loving it.

Chief executive appointed to lead new NZ Institute of Skills and Technology

Stephen Town has been named as the inaugural chief executive of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (working name).

A vocational education system fit for the future

Meeting a large skills shortage is no mean feat, but in challenge lies opportunity. Enter the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) —...

Building skills for the future — still a long way to go to meet...

The number of Kiwis taking up construction apprenticeships has reached record high numbers, but Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation chief executive...

Attention to detail pays off for Hamilton apprentice Morgan Wills

In a face-off against eight of New Zealand’s top carpentry apprentices, Morgan Wills has taken out this year’s Registered Master Builders 2019...

Who will become the RMB CARTERS 2019 Apprentice of the Year?

The future leaders of New Zealand’s building industry are preparing for the Registered Master Builder CARTERS 2019 Apprentice of the Year competition...

BCITO trades experience collaboration a success

Switched On has entered into a partnership with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) and Hillmorton High School in Christchurch...

Search is on for NZ’s top carpentry apprentice

It’s time for carpentry apprentices from across New Zealand to show off their skills and build their career by competing for the coveted title...

Second-time Apprentice of the Year entrant walks away with national award

Perseverance paid off for New Plymouth’s Corbin Mills, when he was awarded second place at the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the...

Fine-arts student turned carpentry apprentice impresses national judges

Peter Ravn’s solid performance and quality craftsmanship saw him take out the title of Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year last...