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.
Annual BCITO Skills Summit brings construction industry trades together to build people
Last week, Te Pūkenga - Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), held its sixth annual Skills Summit.
BCITO apprentice takes home the win
When it was announced that Dane Schnell was the 2022 Registered Master Builders CARTERS Apprentice of the Year, he felt honoured to win such a prestigious title.
Racing through his flooring apprenticeship
At the early age of seven, Luca Burns discovered his love for karting. This passion has continued into adulthood and Luca has managed to race through his flooring apprenticeship while still competing in karting contests across New Zealand and Australia.