Students build bright future with Build-Ability Challenge

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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

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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’

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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

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  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

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  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...

Carpentry Workforce Development Plan launched

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  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...

Gisborne school named Build-Ability Supreme Winner

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  Lytton High School has been named the Supreme Winner of the 2016 BCITO Build-Ability Challenge. The Gisborne school picked up three of the four awards...

Got a Trade Week raises awareness of careers in trades and services

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Got a Trade Week returned to schools and communities in August to raise awareness of careers that exist in 140 trades and services in...

10,000 Kiwis now training in construction apprenticeships

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A record number of Kiwis are deciding a career in the trades is the best way to build their future, with more New Zealanders...

A skilled workforce — our best approach is a collective one

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By Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation chief executive Warwick Quinn   I have been away from the property and construction scene for only a couple...