Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Aspiring trade apprentices awarded PlaceMakers’ scholarships

4 July 2013

MEDIA RELEASE

Building a career for themselves: Aspiring trade apprentices awarded PlaceMakers’ scholarships

Twelve aspiring, new apprentices from across New Zealand have been given the opportunity to build a dynamic future for themselves as part of the 2013 intake for the PlaceMakers Apprentice Scholarship Scheme (P.A.S.S.).

In partnership with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), PlaceMakers last year called for applicants for the scheme’s pilot year and was met with an overwhelming response.

The high calibre of applicants saw PlaceMakers offer an additional two spots, increasing the original ten P.A.S.S. placements to twelve.

From Auckland to Gore, the selected apprentices will have their BCITO tuition fees paid by PlaceMakers throughout the duration of their study. The building materials supplier will also provide each trainee with on-going mentoring, support and experience at their local PlaceMakers branch, as they work towards completing their qualification.

PlaceMakers Chief Executive John Beveridge says the launch of the pilot programme is well-timed as New Zealand experiences a spike in demand for qualified trades’ people and an increase in building activities. 

“There hasn’t been a better time to start in the building industry in New Zealand for a long while.

“The Christchurch rebuild is gearing up and Auckland is tipped for exponential population growth. So the demand for skilled builders and other dedicated trades’ people is high and will only continue to grow.

“PlaceMakers is proud to be a part of training the country’s next generation of builders.

“Partnering with BCITO to offer the P.A.S.S. programme to such enthusiastic and well deserving young people means they have the opportunity and support they need to get a head start in the industry.

“The pool of young talent we had to choose from was overwhelming and the programme just makes sense in terms of helping to address the increased demand for qualified trades’ people across the country,” Mr Beveridge said.

Congratulations to the selected 2013 P.A.S.S. recipients:

Blake Walton, New Lynn
Matt Stringer, New Plymouth
Cameron McCoskery, Pakuranga
Tomas Liberona-Feek, Porirua
Aaron Coe, Pukekohe
Joshua Treymane, Hornby
Taylor Oaks, Pukekohe
Aaron Farrell, Dunedin
Robert Willison, Huntly
Ben Bringans, Oamaru
Tate Maxwell, Thames
Michael Perkins, Gore

The PlaceMakers Apprentice Scholarship Scheme was open to young people already enrolled in the BCITO National Certificate in Carpentry course or anyone keen to start a career in the building industry. 

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>

Culture: RNZB Showcases NZ Artists With Two World Premieres

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s mixed bill Salute - Remembering WW1 which opens on 22 May will showcase the talents of New Zealand artists working at the top of their field. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news