Despite the environmental, market and economic uncertainties, a new Chief Financial Officer and new Chief Executive, BCITO has continued to excel, finishing the year with a record 16,905 apprentices (32% increase), some 8,025 active employers (21% increase) and a healthy balance sheet and surplus. In 2019's report we talked about the “backbone” of management and people within the organisation, and once again, they have shone through in our performance under trying circumstances.
We now have 20,000 apprentices in training. To mark this milestone, Education Minister Hon Chris Hipkins and our CE Toby Beaglehole visited a Holmes Construction housing project.
Shevonne Evans of Gateway Glass & Aluminium is the first woman ever to complete four BCITO qualifications.