Record 20,000 apprentices now in construction trades training

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On July 21, 2021, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) announced it had 20,000 apprentices in training — an all-time record. To mark...

Construction industry brings triplets together

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Triplets Isiaha (Izzy), Keani and Jacob Edwards had an unsettled and, at times, separated upbringing, but were brought together and set on the right...

1000 women respond to Trade Careers survey in one week

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Trade Careers is the first project of the newly-formed Women in Trades Collective (WITC). It is supported by the BCITO, Connexis, Skills, and Competenz,...

BCITO stalwart: Assessing apprentices across the generations

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David Parsons has been with the Building and Construction industry Training organisation (BCITO) for 17 years, first as a moderator and then later as...

O’Brien building his way to the top

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Building his way to the top, Northern Regional winner Thomas O’Brien has won this year’s Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2020 Apprentice of the Year...

Quinn moves on to new NZIST challenge

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Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) chief executive Warwick Quinn has been appointed New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) deputy chief...

Construction sector to benefit from Apprenticeship Boost

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The construction sector is potentially one of the big winners from the Government announcing the institution of a Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). First...

BCITO CEO Warwick Quinn: Truly unprecedented times

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BCITO chief executive Warwick Quinn says the Government needs to be congratulated on the unprecedented investment in trades training — but challenges loom in...

Young hairdresser stuns mum with career switch

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Danyelle Bogue is a 22-year-old Wellington-based former hairdresser who leapt into a painting and decorating apprenticeship — and she’s loving it. After finishing high school,...