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A vocational education system fit for the future

Meeting a large skills shortage is no mean feat, but in challenge lies opportunity. Enter the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) —...

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...

Drainlayer tradies graduating with better prospects than ever

Forty-two apprentice plumbers, electricians, gasfitters and drainlayers graduated at the Apprenticeship Training Trust (ATT) awards held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum...

Wintec trades students get chance to beautify Hamilton’s Ward Street car park

Ward Street in Hamilton has had a makeover via some new additions to Wintec’s student car park, with 24 planter boxes filled...

Back In Time

20 years ago — December 1998: • A decision by the BCITO to abandon polytechnic training for its apprentices and trainees would not adversely affect...

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...