PATHWAY TO APPRENTICE CHALLENGE
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Carpentry apprentices from around New Zealand compete at regional locations nationwide 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 getters. 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 2019 Regional events will be held on Saturday 6 April at these locations nationwide:
Whangarei – NorthTec Polytechnic – 19 Dyer Street, Raumanga, Whangarei.
Auckland – Unitec Institute of Technology – 139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert. Campus Gate 4, Building – 307.
Hamilton – Wintec Waikato Institute of Technology – 51 Akoranga Road, Hamilton.
Tauranga – Mount Maunganui – Te Papa O Nga Manu Porotakataka (formally known as Phoenix Car park Area)
Taupo – Roberts Street Reserve, lakefront.
Gisborne – 390 Gladstone Road, Gisborne.
Taranaki – ITM New Plymouth – 20 Dawson Street, New Plymouth.
Palmerston North – Combined with New Plymouth.
Masterton – 71 Ngaumutawa Rd, Masterton
Wellington – Parapine ITM – 19 Park St, Maidstone, Upper Hutt.
Nelson – ITM Motueka – 16-18 King Edward Street, Motueka.
Christchurch – Hamptons ITM – 151 Ferry Road, Waltham, Christchurch.
Timaru – Timaru ITM – 33 Seadown Road, Washdyke, Timaru.
Cromwell – Southern Lakes ITM – 64 McNulty Road, Cromwell.
Dunedin – Otago Polytechnic – L Block, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin.
Invercargill – EH Ball ITM Frame & Truss Plant – Bond Street, Invercargill.
Materials, Supplies and Prizes for all 2019 NZCB Apprentice Challenge regions are proudly supported by ITM – Your Building Partner.
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.
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 2019 National final will be held in Christchurch over the 13th – 15th June.