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First micro-credential a big step forward for construction industry

A Whitianga-based kitchen installer has become the first New Zealander to achieve a micro-credential. The shorter, bite-sized learning achievements, which the Building Construction Industry Training...

Uncovering the real cost of tertiary education

A new study uncovering the real cost of tertiary education clearly demonstrates that New Zealand’s industry training and apprenticeship system is the education sector’s...

Training gets the best out of your people

Formstress Precast Concrete has been operating in Auckland for more than 50 years. During Greg Johnston’s time at the helm, he has focused on...

BCITO’s 12,000th apprentice paints a bright future

The number of Kiwis engaging in construction apprenticeships is at record highs, as the industry’s demand for skilled workers continues to surge. The Building and...

BCITO thrilled with NZQA’s recognition of micro-credentials

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) was pleased to be involved with the Government’s recent announcement to recognise micro-credentials within New Zealand’s...

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,...

Plumbing the perfect career change for new graduate

From pulling pints to unblocking pipes, Halley Edgar has no regrets about giving up her bartending job to study to become a plumber. Nor...

Apprentice of the Year runner-up gets head start on competition

Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year competition runner-up Jack Clifford’s early love of carpentry may have given him a jump on...

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...

PM encourages construction apprentices to take advantage of Fees Free

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met with a Dunedin apprentice and his employer recently to highlight the Government’s new Fees Free policy at the opening...