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5,600 New Apprentices Enter Building Trades

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 10:02 am | BCITO

From July 2020, BCITO has signed up 5,684 new apprentices , compared with 2,200 for the same period last year. It has also had 1,200 new employers register to train apprentices in 2020. “It’s great to see so many people wanting to take up an ... More >>

BCITO Welcomes Trades And Apprenticeships Training Package

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:56 pm | BCITO

Speaking today after the announcement of the Budget and the $1.6 billion Trades and Apprenticeships Training Package, Warwick Quinn, Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), Chief Executive said, “We want to congratulate the ... More >>

ITOs to lose control of on-the-job training

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 12:18 pm | BCITO

1 August 2019 Industry Training Organisations to lose control of on-the-job training when apprenticeships are at record highs More >>

BCITO launches NZ Certificate in Carpentry resources

Friday, 14 June 2019, 4:37 pm | BCITO

New Zealand’s largest provider of construction trade apprenticeships has launched a new set of resources for apprentice carpenters. Speaking at an industry conference in Christchurch today, BCITO’s Glenn Duncan launched the resources to support businesses ... More >>

BCITO acknowledges radical changes to Vocational Education

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 1:51 pm | BCITO

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) Chief Executive Warwick Quinn acknowledges the significance of the changes to the vocational education training system proposed by the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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