BCITO: Free fees for apprentices will alleviate skills shortages

The Government’s fees-free initiative looks set to help alleviate some of the skills shortages in the construction industry, with apprentices eligible for two years...

BCITO launches My Boss: Legend

The BCITO tells many stories across all media channels about young people who become champion apprentices — those who are high achievers in their...

Got a Trade? Got it Made!

Young trainees and apprentices shared their success stories with keen young Kiwis during this year’s “Got a Trade? Got it Made!” week. Got a Trade...

Skills training — the future must change

By BCITO chief executive Warwick Quinn Fact: The number of construction trainees will be insufficient to meet forecast demand. Fact: We must do something...

New Zealand construction industry set for record year

New Zealand is on track to exceed last year’s level of building consents for new homes, following consent data released recently by Statistics New...

Students build bright future with Build-Ability Challenge

A building challenge giving secondary students hands-on experience of an apprenticeship is appealing to those looking to nail their career options straight out of...

Twins snub corporate life for building apprenticeships

Jourdan Lee spent seven years climbing the banking corporate ladder — and then the next three years saving enough money to quit. When he...

‘I was slowly dying inside and needed to change’

When Sam Hartnett felt himself “slowly dying inside” he knew he had to change something. A qualified lawyer working for a Tauranga-based firm, the 33-year-old...

Ultimate tradie road trip aims to attract new recruits

  New Zealand’s construction sector needs more recruits. The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is launching a major campaign in April to demonstrate...

Carpentry Workforce Development Plan launched

  Launched in October 2016 at the BCITO Skills Summit held in Wellington, the BCITO’s Carpentry Workforce Development Plan is designed to provide industry employers...