Civil Contractors New Zealand worked with with industry training organisation Connexis to create the Civil Trades apprenticeship scheme in 2015. Civil Trades was developed in to better recognise and encourage skill development within the industry, up-skilling the workforce on the job and putting civil trades on an even footing with other trades around New Zealand.
Civil Trades was developed with industry, for industry, and Trade Certification is a nationally recognised accreditation programme for civil contractors. It combines a recognised trade qualification with certified hours of practical experience, and leads to registration as a Certified Tradesperson.
Registration as a Certified Tradesperson can happen through recognition of current experience or work on the job, and helps New Zealand’s civil tradespeople get the recognition they deserve for a career they can be proud of.