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First Micro-credential A Big Step Forward for Construction

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:32 am | BCITO

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 Organisation (BCITO) refers to as Managed Traineeships, ... More >>

BCITO: Diversity the key to construction success

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:35 am | BCITO

Women make up just 2.6 percent of workers ‘on the tools’ in New Zealand’s construction sector and the Building Construction Industry Training Organisation says correcting this imbalance is vital to addressing ongoing skills shortages. Employment forecasts ... More >>

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

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 9:24 am | BCITO

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

BCITO thrilled with NZQA’s recognition of micro-credentials

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:26 pm | BCITO

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) was pleased to be involved with the Government’s announcement today to recognise micro-credentials within New Zealand’s regulated education and training system. More >>

Top Flooring Apprentices Celebrated at Awards

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:35 am | BCITO

20 July 2018 Top Flooring Apprentices Celebrated at Awards New Zealand’s best flooring industry apprentices were recognised at the annual Flooring Apprentice of the Year Awards in Auckland last night. The event, held by the Building and Construction Industry ... More >>

BCITO acts to boost school leavers entering apprenticeships

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:52 pm | BCITO

New Zealand’s leading provider of construction and trade apprenticeships is encouraging school leavers to see a career in the trades as a worthwhile choice with the launch of a new digital platform. More >>

Women nailing careers in the trades

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:52 pm | BCITO

Female trade apprentices are loving their career choice, but few considered working in building or construction while they were at school, research shows. More >>

PM encourages apprentices to take advantage of fees free

Monday, 29 January 2018, 9:45 am | BCITO

On Friday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met with a Dunedin apprentice and his employer to highlight the Government’s new Fees Free policy at the opening of the refurbished Dunedin Law Courts. More >>

Construction industry set for record run

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 12:32 pm | BCITO

New Zealand’s building boom is set to continue, making it the longest in the country’s history. More >>

Free Training to Help Alleviate Construction Skills Shortage

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:49 am | BCITO

The Government’s free fees initiative looks set to help alleviate some of the skills shortages in the building and construction industry, with apprentices eligible for two years of free training from 2018. More >>

Vote for your local school in the Build-Ability Challenge!

Monday, 11 September 2017, 9:14 am | BCITO

Online voting for the annual secondary school Build-Ability Challenge opens today, Monday 11 September. The public will have until 22 September to cast their vote. More >>

Last chance to vote for your school!

Monday, 5 September 2016, 9:41 am | BCITO

Teams from nineteen schools across the country have spent the past few months designing, building, and decorating playhouses. More >>

Vote for your school in the Build-Ability Challenge!

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:58 pm | BCITO

Vote for your school in the Build-Ability Challenge! Online voting is now open for the annual secondary school Build-Ability Challenge. Teams from nineteen schools across the country have spent the past two months designing, building, and decorating ... More >>

10,000 Kiwis in construction apprenticeships

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 4:50 pm | BCITO

10,000 Kiwis in construction apprenticeships A record number of Kiwis are deciding a career in the trades is the best way to build their future, with more New Zealanders in trade apprenticeships than ever before. For the first time in the organisation’s ... More >>

BCITO’s Big Construction Tour is heading to a town near you

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 11:13 am | BCITO

Today more than 1,000 hand-picked students will visit construction sites around the country as part of BCITO’s annual Big Construction Tour. More >>

30 June 2016 BCITO’s Big Construction Tour hits the road

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:00 am | BCITO

The Big Construction Tour is back, and this year it’s bigger than ever. On Thursday 7 July more than 1,000 hand-picked students will hit New Zealand roads and spend the day visiting construction-related workplaces with the Building and Construction ... More >>

Secondary School Students Build a Bright Future

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:11 am | BCITO

Secondary school students from across the country are competing in this year’s BCITO Build-Ability Challenge which will put their building skills to the test while highlighting the benefits of a career in the trades. More >>

BCITO’s Big Construction Tour is back!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:45 am | BCITO

On Thursday 7 July , over 1,000 hand-picked students will attend BCITO’s Big Construction Tour, which is returning for its second year. The nationwide tour has grown substantially this year, with 22 cities around New Zealand taking part, and more than 50 buses ... More >>

BCITO Appoints New Chief Executive

Monday, 14 March 2016, 10:40 am | BCITO

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has appointed Warwick Quinn as its new chief executive. More >>

BCITO’s Big Construction Tour Takes Off

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:32 am | BCITO

Tomorrow, more than 800 secondary school students from around the country will be given a close-up look at New Zealand’s building and construction industry as they join BCITO’s Big Construction Tour. More >>

 

 

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