This year, FloorNZ has again enlisted Scott Cato, a legend in the flooring industry to travel to the workplaces to present the award to top-performing apprentices. This is a great opportunity for the award winners to celebrate their achievement with their peers and colleagues.
All award presentations will include a morning tea shout in the workplace. Scott will coordinate and plan with BCITO Training Advisors and employers to ensure a memorable event celebrating each apprentice’s fantastic achievement.
BCITO congratulates all this year's award winners for the dedication they have shown throughout their training.
Stage 1 Apprentice of the Year: Karaitiana Tuhura, Laskey Carpets Ltd, Gisborne
Stage 2 Apprentice of the Year: Devon Crawshaw, Carpet Court, Masterton
Stage 3 Hayden McKenzie Memorial Trophy Apprentice of the Year: Joseph Murphy, Fully Floored Ltd, Feilding
The Villars Award: Gino Haynes, Extra Textural Ltd, Auckland
Floor Planning & Design Trainee of the Year: Toby Pooley, Wilson’s Carpet, Hamilton
Wayne Young Award for Employer of the Year: Fully Floored Ltd, Feilding
Supreme Award - Scott Cato Trophy: Joseph Murphy, Fully Floored Ltd, Feilding
We also want to take the time to thank the winners' employers, BCITO training advisors, evaluators, trainers, and tutors at the Allied Trades Institute for their ongoing support and guidance, for supporting apprentices to succeed in their apprenticeship.
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