The Education Ministry study shows that industry training apprenticeships result in higher completion rates and longer-term employment prospects.
"Industry training apprenticeships take place on the job. They are practical and benefit both workers and employers," says Acting ITF Chief Executive Kevin Bryant. "Integrating study with practical skills and workplace knowledge is a winning formula."
Carpentry apprentices from across New Zealand are being called to show their skills and compete in the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year.
Kicking off on 10 April in Auckland, the Not Your Average Tradie Road Trip will see a group of talented BCITO apprentices spending four weeks visiting different regions, helping out community organisations, charities and schools with building woes.