Paulo Oliveira has forged a unique journey into the New Zealand construction industry.

‘Killing two birds with one stone’ — learning English while tackling the tools

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Paulo Oliveira moved from Brazil to New Zealand five years ago. What was meant to be a four-month exchange to learn English turned into...
Dane Schnell has taken out the title of Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2022 Apprentice of the Year.

Schnell rockets to the top!

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Dane Schnell’s impressive judges interview and rocket ship creation blasts him ahead of rival finalists. Twenty-three-year-old Dane Schnell has taken out the title of Registered...

The transition from performing arts to high-performance homes

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A radical change in profession now sees Alex Hannah enjoying a construction career that he loves turning up to every day — and which...

BCITO is key to new approach to remedy construction skills gap

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UCOL reported to Te Pukenga recently on new blended programmes of study that use an authentic blended delivery approach, including face-to-face, self-directed and workplace...

Demographics deliver a ‘perfect storm’

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Warwick Quinn, Te Pukenga deputy chief executive – employer journey and experience, says to comprehensively address the skills shortage, New Zealand’s employers must fundamentally...

Site Safe Reviews now rebranded as SiteRight

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Site Safe has announced the rebrand of Site Safe Reviews to SiteRight — an enhanced take on site reviews. SiteRight is designed to provide businesses...

Striving for diversity in the trades

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Josh Fraser, a Pacific Islander builder working in Auckland, is a strong advocate for encouraging more Maori and Pasifika people to consider a career...

BCITO supports Apprenticeship Boost extension

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BCITO, a division of Te Pukenga subsidiary Work Based Learning Ltd, supports the Government’s decision to extend its Apprenticeship Boost scheme. BCITO director Jason Hungerford...

Sercombe’s maturity and focus key in Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year win

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Maxwell Sercombe of HEB Construction has been presented with the 2021 Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year award by Concrete NZ and the BCITO,...

Improve your business and apprentices with a BCITO Building Capability Grant

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To celebrate applications opening for this year’s BCITO Building Capability Grants, Building Today spoke with one of last year’s recipients, Jennian Homes Wellington managing...