The number of school leavers in New Zealand is declining. Coupled with an ageing workforce, this means New Zealand employers are going to increasingly struggle to find trained individuals for their job openings.
Youth disengagement is one of the catch-phrases of this century. What's being done to help curb this in our communities?
The Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) has recently released a report (July 2015) on the exploitation of migrant workers involved in the Canterbury rebuild.
A summary of research on the social, economic and physical demands that impact on mature workers in the building and construction industry, both in New Zealand and overseas - with special emphasis on BCITO learners and employers.
The Built Environment sector has an advantage in that it has a long-standing culture of education and training in the form of on-job learning and apprenticeship models.
Shahin Khan – Mainzeal
Steven Garnett had been in a carpentry apprenticeship with the BCITO for just a few short months when he became aware of the positive contribution he could make to the community with his building skills.
Kerrin Manuel: Site Manager