In previous years the industry would come together to host an awards evening to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, dedication and success shown by our apprentices, trainers and employers. However, living with Covid-19 has forced us to change how we celebrate success. FloorNZ arranged for Scott Cato, a legend of the flooring industry, to travel to the regions of the award winners whenever this was possible during Alert Level 1. Scott worked together with BCITO Training Advisors, business owners, local press, colleagues, friends and family to organise morning tea shouts where each award was presented to a winner.
We congratulate all award winners for the dedication they have shown towards their training. We also want to thank their employers, evaluators, trainers, and tutors at the flooring school, the Allied Trades Institute. The guidance and support offered by this group help make our apprentice’s success possible.
Congratulations to the following award winners:
Stage 1 Apprentice of the Year: Joshua Denman of Whanganui Flooring Ltd
Stage 2 Apprentice of the Year: Joseph Murphy of Fully Floored Ltd
Stage 3 Hayden McKenzie Memorial Trophy Apprentice of the Year and The Supreme Award Scott Cato Trophy: Jai Beck of Alexandra Flooring Xtra
The Wayne Young Trophy for Employer of the Year: Paul Rillstone of Alexandra Flooring Xtra
Flooring Planning and Design Trainee of the Year: Gary Walker of Flooring First Taupo
Villars Award: Anthony Ashby of Peter Mark Floorpride
We have put in place a vaccination policy and process that allows us to protect everyone and meets the requirements of the Covid-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system).
New Zealand Master Joiners Otago Chapter, BCITO and the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association have been holding a graduation ceremony for Joinery and Kitchen Design apprentices for ten years.