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A Call For More Pasifika Tradies

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 10:20 am | BCITO

Tuesday 27 February, Wellington: BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) is calling for more Pasifika learners to start their apprenticeships. Despite reasonably high numbers of Pasifika labourers in the industry, Pasifika peoples ... More >>

BCITO Launches Women In Trades Campaign To Empower & Encourage Female Representation In Building And Construction Sector

Monday, 17 July 2023, 10:22 am | BCITO

Wellington, 17 July 2023 : BCITO, a work-based learning division of Te Pūkenga, has recently kick-started its Women in Trades Campaign which aims to empower and encourage wāhine to pursue careers in the building and construction industry, breaking ... More >>

BCITO Supports Apprenticeship Boost’s Extension

Monday, 9 May 2022, 6:14 pm | BCITO

BCITO, a division of Te Pūkenga subsidiary Work Based Learning Ltd, supports the Government’s decision to extend its Apprenticeship Boost scheme. Director of BCITO, Jason Hungerford, says that Apprenticeship Boost is essential for training the skilled ... More >>

BCITO Joins Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Whānau

Monday, 4 October 2021, 10:00 am | BCITO

Te Pūkenga adds building and construction to its toolbelt today, as the arranging training functions of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) were transferred to Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary ... More >>

Jason Hungerford Appointed Director At BCITO

Friday, 27 August 2021, 11:02 am | BCITO

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) Chief Financial Officer, Jason Hungerford has been appointed Director of the BCITO Business Division of Te Pūkenga subsidiary - Work Based Learning Ltd (WBL). BCITO Chair Mike King ... More >>

TEC Approves BCITO Transition Plan

Friday, 20 August 2021, 2:23 pm | BCITO

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) today announced that the Board of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has approved the BCITO transition plan. More >>

Bcito Launches Ko Wai Koe / Who Are You? Initiative

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 4:00 pm | BCITO

Hawera 17 August 2021: The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) today launched its Ko wai koe / Who are you? initiative to encourage Aotearoa’s rangatahi to take up a trade apprenticeship in the sector. The launch took place ... More >>

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 >>





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