Our mission

The construction industry needs confident, capable and motivated professionals. 

Through on-the-job training and regular guidance we're building a skilled workforce in which talented people can excel. 

Alongside our industry employers, we create futures for dedicated tradies. We help them develop successful careers and become valuable contributors in New Zealand's building and construction industry. 

We honour and uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all we do.

BCITO. We’re building people.  

Te Pūkenga

BCITO is part of Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

Being a part of Te Pūkenga means we will be more connected to the other organisations delivering vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand and we will work with them to share skills and knowledge to better help you succeed.

We are excited to be part of Te Pūkenga which has been set up as part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education. Te Pūkenga is creating a network of online, on-campus and on-job learning to give learners more flexibility in what, where and how they learn.

You will see more communication over the next few months as Te Pūkenga establishes a unified network of vocational education. We want to reassure you that supporting our employers, and the learning of our ākonga, will remain our priority.

If you have any questions or would like more information get in touch.

Work at BCITO

We are a friendly team and aim to create an environment that is open and honest where tāngata feel valued and also have some fun. We understand the future prosperity and ongoing success of BCITO is linked directly to the performance, capability and wellbeing of our people.

What's most important to us is that people grow personally from their experiences as part of our team.

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BCITO and the future

The mahi we do to arrange, tautoko and assess work-based training (apprenticeships, traineeships and micro-credentials) transferred to Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga on 4 October 2021.

BCITO support for employers and learners continues with the same BCITO people who you work with now, simply working in the WBL subsidiary of Te Pūkenga.

Also on 4 October, BCITO’s qualification standards-setting functions were transferred to a new entity, called Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council.

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Our leadership team

We are passionate about building people.

Jason Hungerford

Director

An experienced leader with a strong commercial background, Jason has played a significant role in BCITO’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) transition.

Jackie Nixey

Group Manager People & Culture

Jackie is responsible for aligning BCITO’s people and culture strategy with business strategy to support our people to achieve the organisation’s strategic priorities and goals.

Glenn Duncan

Group Manager Customer Experience

Glenn is responsible for our field team who focus their resources on apprentices and employers achieving their training goals, and our strategic priorities for key stakeholders.

Greg Durkin

Group Manager Te Kāhui Whakawhitinga

Greg believes in the power of effective education to transform lives. He advocates effective learning in real-world settings and the role of education in business success. 

Kelvin Wong

Chief Financial Officer

Kelvin is an experienced Finance professional who has assisted with the changes brought on by the reform of vocational education.

Peter Fletcher-Dobson

Group Manager Digital

Peter is a highly experienced digital strategist and innovation leader with 20 years global digital transformation experience working with corporates and start-up ventures.

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Latest news

Finalists transforming New Zealand's construction industry

17 May 2022

It is another record year of 190 entries, resulting in 53 finalists for the annual NAWIC Excellence Awards, sponsored by Naylor Love.

Silver Trowel Award 2022

12 May 2022

Registration is open for the Silver Trowel Award 2022 - Firth Brick & Block Laying Apprentice of the Year.

Install insulation micro-credential

10 May 2022

A Waikato-based PinkFit® Insulation Installer has become the first New Zealander to achieve BCITO’s Install Insulation micro-credential.