Today’s apprentices are tomorrow’s industry experts

Today’s apprentices are tomorrow’s industry experts
July 29, 2014

Leading apprenticeship provider BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) has announced a raft of awards for stand-out apprentices.

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Flooring Supreme Apprentice of the Year, Grant Bannister, receiving his prize – a Techspan Premium Flooring Welding Kit from Darrin Breakwell, Techspan Group

It is now the third largest industry training organisation in New Zealand and is the largest provider of construction trade apprenticeships.  As one of the most successful educational institutions in the country, BCITO is recognised for best practice training methods.

  • NZ Painting & Decorating Apprentice of the Year: Shane Brunning, Quinn Rees Decorators, Christchurch.
  • BCITO Flooring Apprentice of the Year: Grant Bannister, JBs Flooring Xtra, Pukekohe.
  • Master Joiners Architectural Aluminium Joinery Apprentice of the Year: Cody Blackford, Bernie Walsh
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    Maselino Finau, Gisborne Glass Limited receiving his award from Greg Durkin, BCITO GM Specialist Trades.

    Aluminium, Dannevirke.

  • Master Joiners Glass Apprentice of the Year: Maselino Finau, Gisborne Glass Limited.
  • Master Joiners Joinery Apprentice of the Year: Thomas Grainger, Fine Woodworking Ltd, Te Kuiti.
  • Master Joiners Kitchen Design Apprentice of the Year: Aimee Moore, Marlborough Mitre 10 Mega.

These talented people are likely to become craftspeople of the future – so watch this space.

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