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...

Grow your business: getting the right people

As our industry inches closer to recovery, many builders and subcontractors will be looking to the future, and thinking about the number of people...

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...

$2000 grants for BCITO apprentices and employers

So what’s the deal? The first 10,000 new apprentices who sign up for training after March 6, 2013, will be eligible to apply...

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...

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...

BCITO building new relationships with industry

A benefit of face-to-face networking is that it starts ongoing relationships from friendly, helpful beginnings, and this type of engagement also builds...

Glazing boss: Qualified tradespeople have ownership and pride

Richard Aitken has held various manufacturing and sales management positions over the past 25 years, including four years as a regional manager for Viridian...

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.

Chelsea’s building a great future

There are a number of things that apprentice carpenter Chelsea Roper loves about her job. While using the nail...