BCITO took the opportunity to thank Eric Blacklock, Dick Dodds, Gary Douglas and Murray Sivewright for their many years of service at the recent WANZ and GANZ Gala awards held in Auckland.
Gary Douglas, Dick Dodds, Murray Sivewright, (absent - Eric Blacklock)
In their capacity as industry assessors of Architectural Aluminium Joinery apprentices these gentlemen have shared vast experience and taken the time to mentor, support and at times advocate for the apprentices in their areas.
Firstly working for WANZ, then JITO and in early 2014, when JITO and BCITO merged there was a continued working relationship with the assessors for the next two years as the qualification assessment method was transitioned to the BCITO Assessment Team Model.
During their service to the industry Eric, Dick, Gary and Murray showed passion and commitment to assessing and supporting apprentices to ensure the industry had a highly skilled workforce and developing leaders.
Chris Jack, former All Black and BCITO-qualified carpenter is joining us this year as an ambassador to help promote construction trades within schools.
During the last week of May more than 500 hand-picked students accompanied by careers advisors and teachers from schools throughout the country attended BCITO’s Big Construction Tour, which returned for its fourth year.