Matariki is a time for celebration, for bringing in the harvest and for taking stock of the previous year’s hard work. For the BCITO, celebrating this year’s harvest of standout specialist trades apprentices is a great way to ring in the Maori New Year. For all those who took part in these awards, congratulations from the BCITO.
Comparing data readily available from IRD shows that the average qualified carpenter at age 28 is actually $120,448 better off than a law graduate. But money's not everything.
The number of Kiwis engaging in building and construction apprenticeships is at record highs, as the industry’s demand for skilled workers continues to surge.