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Solid planning tools essential for industry future

New Zealand is currently in one of the longest and strongest periods of growth in residential construction in our history. The challenges inherent in delivering...

NZ could look at overseas skills mindset

  First, some cliches. The working world is changing fast. Technology is accelerating the pace of change and today’s jobs aren’t the same as yesterday’s. Whether...

It’s proven — it pays to train!

  BCITO research proves that training apprentices generates profit by conducting an in-depth research project that showed that for every $1 spent on training a...

Learn the tools — AND the business

  Being a tradesman — although I haven’t lifted a hammer in anger for quite some time now — I can still remember back to...

Senior school students offered great opportunities through Gateway

  Gateway is a programme funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) that enables secondary school students to experience real workplaces. Students gain work experience in...

Q & A: Some handy hints for construction sector graduates

Q: How do new graduates become aware of, or join, graduate programmes, and keep up to date with the latest graduate opportunities in the...

Hawkins’ learning journey — workforce diversification in the real world

  Hawkins is New Zealand’s largest privately-owned construction and infrastructure business, employing 750 people, with a projected revenue for 2016-17 of close to $1 billion. The...

Boom-bust strategies vital to keep apprentices

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