The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) provides apprenticeship and supervisor qualifications for the New Zealand building and construction industry. We are appointed by the government to develop professional qualifications and set standards for the industry. Learn more about BCITO.
As part of the solution to New Zealand’s under-resourced construction sector, a new three year research project looking at how to get more women into trades has been launched.
Building consent data released today by Statistics New Zealand shows building consents are at their highest level since 2004. However, the industry needs to readdress the way it looks at skills training if it is to meet future demand.
“Attracting women into the trades is a real opportunity; at the moment, it is an untapped market..."