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TV coverage: Apprentice numbers need to double

4 November 2017 TV1

Right now there's around 11,000 apprentices in training - the majority carpenters.
But Master Builders say that number needs to double. A group of young builders today vying for apprentice of the year, already know their future is assured. Read more...

TV COveraGE: More employers encouraged to take on apprentices

4 November 2017 Maori TV 

Carpentry apprentices are on the rise, but there's concern for a lack of work once they've completed their training. Registered Master Builder CE David Kelly hopes the NZ's Apprentice of the Year competition will encouraging more employers to take them on.


Olivia Ward and Atigiapa Merick took out their respective regional competitions to make the national final. To win the national competition, a judging panel interviewed the 10 competitors and set a six-hour practical challenge... read more


TV Coverage Employers call on government to help with apprentice training

4 November 2017 Newshub

The organisation responsible for training apprentices, BCITO, has a plan to reduce the gap between the numbers training and the jobs available. They've been calling on the Government to help subsidise the wages of apprentices to tackle the huge shortage of experienced workers. read more...