Outward Bound scholarship


Outward Bound is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and helps young leaders build confidence, become self-aware and improve communication and teamwork skills. These skills are vital in today's competitive training and employment market. 

Applications for the 2024 scholarship are now closed.

The 2024 course dates are 3-18 July 2024.

BCITO offers up to 14 Outward Bound scholarships worth more than $3,500 each to BCITO apprentices completing a qualification every year. 

Samuel Mautner

Outward Bound attendee says there's no better way to grow than to be challenged

Samuel Mautner who completed his qualification through Emcon Ltd in Auckland reflects on what inspired him to participate in BCITO's Outward Bound opportunity.

When asked what he found to be the biggest test throughout the course Samuel says, “Outward bound challenges you both physically and mentally." Samuel attended the course in November 2020 alongside around 80 other young construction apprentices who were split into groups (watches) of 14.

Samuel also gives praise to Outward Bound for giving him skill sets he could apply to everyday work life in the trades. “Because of the unique group, I got to observe how other future leaders handled situations. This taught me new ways in which I can lead a crew on my work site," says Samuel.

When asked what advice he would give to someone who might be hesitant about applying, Samuel says, “Just go for it! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. At no point in your life will you look back and think, I wish I hadn't done that. If you miss the opportunity now, it will be something you will always regret.”

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must be registered in a current training agreement in any BCITO trade excluding Carpentry.

How to apply

All applications are now closed.

Outward Bound Course Dates

The 2024 course dates are 3-18 July 2024.

How and when will applicants be notified?

We'll notify you whether your application has been successful or not by mail or phone within one month of the BCITO ELT meeting held after applications close. Your BCITO Training Advisor or BCITO Business Development Advisor will also be notified. 

Want to know more?

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