Women nailing careers in the trades

Female trade apprentices are loving their career choice, but few considered a career in construction while they were at school, research shows. Thursday, March 8...

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...

Free fees for apprenticeships

Most of the talk in the media about the Government’s new Fees Free initiative has been about school leavers intending to go to university,...

Trust in your team gets the job done

Russell Clark (Russ) has been in the trade since he was 15. For almost as long as he’s been in the industry, he’s also...

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...