Big Construction Tour opens pathways to trades

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.

Students spent the day visiting some of the country’s biggest construction sites and developments and being introduced to the wide variety of opportunities available in the building and construction industry.

In midst of a nationwide construction skills shortage, this was an excellent way for students to learn the value of a career in the building and construction industry. It also provided a chance for the students to make valuable connections with industry leaders which may open doors to their future careers.  Some employees even advised the students of current vacancies in their team and encouraged them to consider applying.

    BCT 2018

Without the support of a passionate group of employers across many BCITO trade sectors hosting us, students and teachers, we wouldn't be able to hold BCT each year.  A big thank you goes out to all companies who helped us run a successful event.

Alexander Construction Company Ltd
Allied Concrete
Autocrat Joinery 
Bramco Granite & Marble
Builtsmart, Huntly
Busck Prestressed Concrete Ltd
Carters Building New Plymouth
CH Builders (2013) Limited
Chris Smith Glass Ltd
Clelands Construction 
CM Glass Ltd
Colspec Construction Ltd
Concrete Structures Ltd
Edinbridge Resources Ltd
Elite Kitchens 
Fernlea Cabinetry and Joinery Limited
Fletcher Infrastructure 
Foster Construction Ltd
Fulton Hogan HEB Joint Venture
Future Proof Products
Gemco Construction & Trades
Huntly Joinery Manufacturing Group
I-Construct 2012 Ltd
iLine Construction Ltd
Isles Construction Limited
Keith Paton Joinery Ltd
Lee Brothers Cabinets and Joinery
Metro Direct, Palmerston North
Mitre 10 Mega, New Plymouth
Mitre 10 Mega, Hastings
Mitre 10 Mega, Rotorua
Nulook Windows & Doors, Cambridge
Opal Glass Ltd
Placemakers Huntly
Placemakers Manufacturing
PLB Construction Group Ltd
Roderick Building Ltd
Smartbuild - Ngaruawahia
Summerset down the Lane Retirement Village
Tauranga ITM
The Tile Depot 
Venture Developments Ltd
Waikato Frame and Truss Limited
Waikato Stonecraft

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