David Hall, a Whitianga-based kitchen installer, has become the first New Zealander to achieve a "micro-credential".
The "bite-sized" learning achievements, which BCITO refers to as Managed Traineeships, became a recognised part of New Zealand’s qualifications system in August (see story here) and BCITO’s Managed Traineeship in Kitchen Installation was the first micro-credential to be registered on the NZQA Framework.
David Hall, who works at Mastercraft Kitchens, says it’s great to be formally recognised for his skills.
“The construction sector is becoming more specialised and these qualifications reflect the way the world is going.
"I’m in my 50s and already have experience in both carpentry and civil engineering.
"This course took into account my previous experience while helping me refine the relevant specialist skills needed in my new career.”
David's employer, Tony Wilson of Mastercraft Kitchens Whitianga, is pleased to have the opportunity to provide more specialised training.
“David has been working for us for two years now. He was able to draw on his past experiences and further hone his skills for our particular craft.”
Seen above (L-R): David Hall, BCITO's Warwick Quinn and Tony Wilson.