Big Construction Tour

John Ivanov of Southern Bricklaying and Plastering Ltd, Invercargill, teaches bricklaying to pupils from Verdon College, James Hargest College and Southland Boys' High School at his company's site in Otepuni Avenue. Photos: Hayden Williams

The Big Construction Tour, run by Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) Invercargill, took four van-loads of pupils to businesses where they were introduced to various aspects of careers within the construction industry last week.

A total of 37 pupils from Gore High School and St Peter’s College in Gore; Menzies College in Wyndham; and James Hargest College, Southland Boys’ High School, Southland Girls’ High School and Verdon College in Invercargill took part.

The pupils also had a go at painting and decorating at H G Morsink Painting Contractors on Bond St and carpet laying at Invercargill Flooring Xtra on Tay St.

Vernon College Year 13 pupil Evann Eliott left) and James Hargest College Year 12 pupil Jeremy Bower have a go at plastering at Southern Bricklaying and Plastering Ltd’s Otepuni Avenue site.
James Hargest Senior Campus College year 12 pupil Dalas Maxwell-Crosland has a go at bricklaying at Southern Bricklaying and Plastering Ltd’s Otepuni Avenue site.
Southland Girls’ High School Year 13 pupil Anisha Gillan, of Bluff, who was picked by her school to join Invercargill’s Big Construction Tour last week, said she had been interested in a trades career for about two years.

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