Veitacini Savou began working in the trade a few years ago as a temporary labourer for Allied Workforce with CF King in Auckland.
His employer, Craig King recognised a hard worker and kept him on full-time as a labourer and after a couple of years he was offered an apprenticeship through BCITO.
Craig says “Savou is passionate about his work as well as honest, reliable and keen to learn, his future looks bright.”
While Veitacini was still in his apprenticeship he was considered responsible enough to run jobs. His work and commitment was of such a high standard that, in 2016, he was awarded runner-up in the Silver Trowel Award.
Veitacini’s BCITO Training Advisor says, “Savou is a very motivated young man who is committed not only to completing his qualification but also to becoming a great tradesperson who will go far in the industry.”
Being successful in applying to BCITO for a Graduate Scholarship in 2016, Veitacini has chosen to take the logical next step and enrol the Quantity Surveying qualification with the support of both BCITO and his employer.
The future of the trade looks bright with young people like Veitacini choosing a pathway to a great career in Brick & Block Laying.
Veitacini Savou, C F King Contracting Ltd.
On 8 November, BCITO Skills Summit 2017 Constructing New Zealand was held at Te Papa. The event brought together industry leaders, Government representatives and BCITO to discuss the current and future skill needs for the construction industry.
We have a whole bunch of ideas and initiatives that we believe need to be addressed to improve skill development in construction.