Calling carpentry apprentices
Carpentry apprentices from throughout the country are being urged to take the opportunity to show off their skills and build their careers by signing up for the Registered Master Builders’ CARTERS 2019 Apprentice of the Year award.
Billed as the leading apprentice competition for the building and construction sector, it is designed to showcase the level of skill amongst the country’s apprentices and highlight career options available in the construction sector.
Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly said with the country’s building workforce expected to grow by more than 17,000 workers by 2020, the industry needed more skilled apprentices, and more employers to take on apprentices.
“Apprentice of the Year not only recognises excellence among our carpentry apprentices, but also acknowledges and celebrates the employers that contribute to the industry by investing in young talent,” he said.
“We believe the on-the-job training given by employers provides apprentices with the best kickstart to their career. Currently only 25,000 businesses are taking part in workplace training. We need more employers to invest their time, skills and energy into training apprentices to meet demand. We encourage all employers to enter their apprentices into Apprentice of the Year, and all ambitious apprentices to take part.
“Taking part in the competition is a fantastic way for apprentices to establish their careers in the industry.”
All carpentry apprentices are eligible to enter (go to www.apprenticeoftheyear .co.nz), with entries closing on May 20.
The regional winners go on to contest the final in Auckland.