Outward Bound 2014 - Last Watch Report

This year another successful ‘watch’ was completed by a group of BCITO specialist trade apprentices at Outward Bound in September.

The BCITO Outward Bound scholarship programme aims to recognise talented trainees in the construction sector, develop their leadership qualities and help them achieve to their full potential.

For the eighth year running, we invited specialist trade apprentices to apply and this year we awarded scholarships valued at over $4,000 to the following successful applicants.

Ben Mckay, Fairview Aluminium,Garth Amrein

Jarrod Richardson, J R Van Tiel Bricklaying

Jim-Adams Kopa, Kerikeri Flooring 2006 Ltd

Garth Amrein, Bridge It NZ (pictured right)

Callan Sparnon, Glen Eden Glass

Adon Burkett, J & P Burkett Ltd

Taylor Dixon, Mulford Holdings Ltd

Shinay Archer, Dunedin Housing Maintenance Ltd

Sasha Bolstad, Wood Solutions

Matthew Searle, Waikato Frame and Truss Ltd

Having just returned from their epic 3-week adventure these apprentices are now even more physically fit, more confident and ready to be industry leaders in the near future. Taylor Dixon, painting & decorating apprentice found the course to be challenging and inspirational, “A once in a lifetime opportunity and you’ve got to get in there and just nail it …. and so I did! I want to say to anyone else that ever gets this chance – jump at it, it’s definitely a life changer!”

“I have a new outlook on life and a new-found vision for nothing to be too far from reach,” Jim-Adams Kopa, flooring apprentice told us.

BCITO is proud to offer this opportunity to a group of apprentices each year. The scholarship is both a reward and an acknowledgement of an employee’s potential and aims to help further a participant’s skills both in the workplace and in their own life.

Look out for the opportunity to apply for a BCITO Outward Bound Scholarship in 2015.

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