NOT YOUR AVERAGE TRADIE
Thousands more apprentices are needed in the building sector and a new campaign is aiming to attract fresh talent. The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation is launching ‘‘Not Your Average Tradie Road Trip’’ to promote careers in trades. Kicking off on April 10, the road trip will feature a group of talented apprentices spending four weeks visiting different regions, helping out community organisations, charities and schools with building woes. The road trip will visit Tauranga, New Plymouth andWanaka before heading back to Auckland. The apprentices will carry out work at locations including spaces for at-risk youth, a health and social services provider, a surf club and schools as well as working with Habitat for Humanity.