The Window Association of New Zealand (WANZ) and Glass Association of New Zealand (GANZ) held their combined industry Awards Gala at the Crowne Plaza Auckland on 17 June.
This was a spectacular event which showcased the talent and passion in the Glass & Glazing industry. Along with BCITO they celebrated the achievement of the most promising apprentices.
Glass & Glazing Most Promising Apprentice of the Year 2016:
Asher Takao employed by Gisborne Glass Limited
Stu Smith, Asher's employer says Asher is a great asset to the industry and he's encouraging him to spread his wings and gain further knowledge.
Asher is also one of BCITO's Outward Bound Scholarship recipients and he flew back from Anakiwa for the Awards presentation on the Friday before the event - then flew back to the Sounds first thing the following morning.
Greg Durkin, BCITO presenting Liam Madden with his award.
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.