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...

Quiet achiever reaches his goal

A building site is a noisy workplace, but not for Mark Siviter at Licensed Renovations in Auckland. Recently qualified carpenter Mark has hearing loss, but...

New ATT chief executive appointed

The Apprenticeship Training Trust (ATT) has appointed Michael Blanchard as chief executive officer. “We are very pleased to have Michael now leading ATT,” ATT chairman...

BCITO: Diversity the key to construction success

Women make up just 2.6% of workers “on the tools” in New Zealand’s construction sector, and the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO)...

The ‘saviours of our industry’ — what will work for them?

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   They say don’t start a discussion with an apology — it’s neither polite nor good business etiquette. Sorry, I...

Future-proofing industry training

By BCITO chief executive Warwick Quinn Current state The current number of trainees across all sub-sectors is not sufficient to meet existing labour force...

Christchurch apprentice wins Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year

Peter Ravn from Christchurch has been named the country’s top carpentry apprentice, taking out the title of Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of...