Building & Construction Apprenticeships
Training is a big part of the offering of the Frame and Truss Manufacturers’ Association, which has been actively involved in the development and delivery of NZQA approved qualifications since 2001.
The Association has worked closely with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) in the development and review of the:
FTMA has continual involvement with BCITO under its new business group structure, which is specifically dedicated to stakeholder engagement and focused on establishing relationships with key industry organisations such as FTMA.
Two members of the FTMA Executive team sit on the BCITO Frame & Truss National Advisory Group. They are a key liaison between the Association and BCITO, ensuring the Association has a voice in the review of qualifications and when identifying training needs and future workforce development plans.
Detailed information on the Frame and Truss qualifications can be found here: https://bcito.org.nz/apprentices/careers/frame-truss/
Northern Timber Association Charitable Trust
The FTMA is in communication with the Northern Timber Association Charitable Trust, which offers funding support to advance the education of those who are employed in the New Zealand timber industry - specifically those in the upper regions of the North Island.
For more information on this go to: northerntimbertrust.org.nz/applications-for-funding-support.html
FTMA believes it is desirable for staff involved in the fabrication of timber wall frames and trusses to have a sound knowledge of the raw materials they use each day.