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Why separate education from work?

By Industry Training Federation chief executive Josh Williams Apprenticeships are back, and it’s about time too. New Zealand — like quite a few...

More businesses need to commit to training

So, there is plenty of work, the construction sector is looking strong and the medium-term outlook is good. There are plenty of drivers that underpin...

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...

Building career firmly in sight for Maori Trades Training graduate

  Malachi Paku got into a trade to further his goals, as well as to help his whanau. “My dad was very strong and passionate about...

AUT to launch unique engineering course

  AUT is to launch a new major next year aimed at combating a significant shortage in New Zealand. The Building Engineering major will be available...

#BuildAKL matching young Auckland job seekers with construction and infrastructure jobs

  An exciting new interactive social media campaign, #BuildAKL, was launched in September with the aim of getting more than 4000 young people into Auckland’s...

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...