Introducing Tyler, your new Apprentice Leader

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Tyler Brunton of Modo Flooring Christchurch joins the 2024/2025 BCITO Apprentice Leadership Group. Tyler’s partnership with BCITO is part of the next intake of apprentice leaders in the Flooring sector, highlighting BCITO’s commitment to empowering and involving apprentices in shaping their learning experiences. The group, initiated in 2023, is a progressive approach to fostering collaboration and communication at the grassroots level within the construction trades.

Tyler embarked on his flooring career four years ago and initiated his formal training in March 2022. As he approaches his third and final block course in August, he is on track to graduate and qualify in his trade. Tyler’s professional journey began in hospitality, providing him with versatile skills such as adaptability on-site, effective communication, and a supportive approach to assisting others.

His experiences have significantly influenced his passion for mental well-being, prompting a commitment to addressing this aspect within the context of the flooring industry. Beyond his technical expertise, Tyler is keen on connecting with individuals exploring career opportunities, especially those unaware of the diverse and rewarding prospects within specialist trades.

As a leader, Tyler aspires to advocate for flooring as an excellent career choice. His goal is to reach out to young people, like his younger self, who may not even be aware that a career in flooring is a viable option. Tyler’s journey and dedication highlight the potential for personal and professional growth within the specialist trades, and he aims to inspire others to consider this path.

Tyler joins Bronson Harfield from Beejays Flooring, the first flooring leader, as the second voice for apprentices in the Flooring sector. They’re part of a dynamic cohort of 30 apprentice leaders, which includes 15 new additions, featuring two representatives from each BCITO-mandated trade.

The structure of the programme, with a term of 24 months and a new cohort recruited every 12 months, ensures a continuous influx of fresh perspectives and ideas.

The emphasis on forming authentic partnerships between leaders, employers, industry, and BCITO is crucial for creating a supportive and effective learning environment.

We’re excited to team up with Tyler! Ready to make some awesome changes to support flooring apprentices.

If you’d like to know more about the apprentice leader programme and how to support it, please contact Verina Jones, Advocate for the Learner Voice