Building & Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF)

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Email:
inquiries@bcitf.org

Website:
http://www.bcitf.org

Phone:
08 9381 3900

Fax:
08 9338 8902

Address:
55 Salvado Road
Subiaco WA 6008

On HOME in WA in 2005, we have been examining the dilemma of the lack of skilled workers in the workforce. In building and construction, it is almost impossible to appoint a brickie, an electrician, a roof tiler on short notice.

There is a ray of hope in Western Australia, with a body set up to encourage more young people to consider a career in the Building and Construction Industry through an apprenticeship and a trade as a worth alternative to formal tertiary education.

The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund, known as the BCITF, was established in 1990 to collect a small training levy from all construction projects in WA. The BCITF's charter is to improve the quality of training and increase the number of skilled workers in the industry.

A promotion program entitled ONE INDUSTRY, NO LIMITS was launched recently, promoting careers in the building and construction industry as a great first-choice option, to school students, parents and educators.

In this week's edition of HOME in WA, David Grant speaks to the new State Minister for Education and Training, the Honorable Ljiljanna Ravlich about this industry initiative and the Minister's expectations of Federal Government assistance to the program.

More information is available by contacting the BCITF on 9381 3900