PATHWAY TO APPRENTICE CHALLENGE
Carpentry apprentices from around New Zealand compete at regional locations in an eight-hour competition involving a unique building project. Judged by a panel of experienced building practitioners and industry educators, the successful regional winner is the apprentice that shows the highest standard of craftsmanship, safe working technique and time management.
Every apprentice receives a prize for taking part on the day with prizes available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place setters. Plus, regional winners win an all-expenses paid trip to the NZCB National Conference and Expo to compete in the National Challenge. The Conference and Expo is a valuable opportunity to network, learn, be inspired and gain a big picture view of the building industry.
The 2024 Regional events will be held on Saturday 6th April 2024 at these locations nationwide:
Bay of Islands
Materials, Supplies and Prizes for all 2024 NZCB Apprentice Challenge Sponsored by ITM, are proudly supported by ITM – Your Building Partner.
Entries for regional events close on Monday 25th March 2024.
Held in conjunction with the annual NZCB National Conference and Expo, regional finalists are put through their paces competing for the Ken Read Memorial Trophy and $50,000 in prizes.
To compete, each apprentice must:
- Introduce themselves by submitting a CV and cover letter
- Submit a work portfolio showcasing their building experience to date
- Be interviewed by a judging panel of industry experts
- Give a professional presentation, including public speaking to 500 conference delegates.
- Undertake a formal Carpentry examination.
The winner of the NZCB Apprentice Challenge is the carpentry apprentice with the highest practical ability combined with the paramount industry knowledge required of a Trade Qualified Building Professional.
The 2024 National final will be held in Wellington on the Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd June 2024.