Over the two days, 19 apprentice finalists competed for the 2018 NZCB Apprentice Challenge with Matt Hatchard of Fox Build, Northland taking home first place.
1st – Matt Hatchard, Fox Build (centre); 2nd – Robert Piutau, Craft Construction Ltd (left); 3rd – Thomas Ashley, Tasman Homes (right).
From around the country, the Association had a total of 98 entries. It was great to see apprentices prepared to put themselves forward and showcase their talents.
Regional Events - Eldest entry: 50 years of age / Youngest entry: 17 years of age
National Final - Eldest entry: 37 years of age / Youngest entry: 19 years of age
Congratulations to Matt and all the finalists for putting in such a great effort. The sector is in good hands as the calibre of work for these young men is of an extremely high standard.
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