Celebrating female success in the painting industry
Chelsey Froese is now a BCITO qualified painter living in Queenstown having originally moved from Canada on a working holiday visa. We spoke to Chelsey about her decision to remain in New Zealand and undertake an apprenticeship.
BCITO officially part of Te Pūkenga
As of 1 January 2023, BCITO | Te Pūkenga has officially transitioned from being a work-based learning subsidiary, to one of 25 operating divisions within Te Pūkenga New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.
Embracing Equity on International Women’s Day 2023
We’re supporting International Women’s Day and this year’s theme of #EmbraceEquity. Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have.
Improving Equity in the Construction Industry
Estimates are that 10% of the New Zealand population have dyslexia. This sometimes-debilitating learning disability makes it difficult for individuals to read and write, regardless of intellectual intelligence.
Seeding rare stonemasonry skills to the next generation
Scottish men Kris Boyd and Stuart Mackintosh are leaders in the small but unique New Zealand stonemasonry sector. As the proud owners of Christchurch-based Pinnacle Masonry, their team provides stonemasonry services across the South Island.
From accounting to building
Jeremy Pearce is a BCITO carpentry apprentice with a unique career history. Formerly a financial advisor, we spoke to Jeremy about his decision to pick up the tools and switch into the trades.
Tiling the next generation
Terry Jones, owner of Mangawhai Tile & Stone, has worked around the world in the tiling business. We spoke to Terry about his exciting career and commitment to training the next generation of tilers.
Building the next generation
Luke MacGibbon is a rising figure in the construction industry. Coming from a family of skilled builders who inspired him from a young age, he is now the proud owner of 90 Degrees Construction, which has won countless awards across the Bay of Plenty.
Concrete challenges make her reach the summit
At the beginning of November, Megan Blance, Plant Supervisor at Allied Concrete in Blenheim, became the first woman to take home the Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year Award at Concrete NZ’s annual conference.