Master Joiners Waikato Regional Awards

Master Joiners Waikato-BOP is one of the ten regional Master Joiner Associations of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation which has led the Joinery industry for just over 50 years in New Zealand.

Master Joiners promote and celebrate high standards of behaviour and performance from its youngest joiner on the floor to its most experienced joinery consultants.  Master Joiners across New Zealand value the integrity of performing in work, in productivity and in self-assessment.  To validate and promote this benchmark in joinery practices, Master Joiner regions promote and celebrate benchmark achievement through regional and national awards programmes.

This year, Waikato-BOP Master Joiners met on April 11th at Wintec in Hamilton for the Annual Regional Apprentice Awards  where four apprentices were honoured through the awards for their reaching the benchmark of performance.

Pictured above awards recipients from far left:

Ryan Perry of Wackrow’s Joinery Limited- Cambridge

Awarded the top Stage 2 ‘Craftsperson’ Apprentice

Jamie Harding of Keith Paton Kitchens – Cambridge

Awarded the top Stage 2 ‘Cabinetry’ Apprentice

Joseph Andrews of Lee Brothers Cabinets & Joinery – Rotorua

Awarded the Top Stage 3 ‘Craftsperson’ Apprentice

Scott Warfield of Stanley Joinery – Matamata

Awarded the Top Stage 1 Apprentice (overall)

The Master Joiners support the ongoing development of the next generation of Master Joiners.  Cohesive apprentice training provider relationships adds to the apprentice experience as pictured below with Mr Bruce Delaney – Senior Joinery Tutor, School of Trades, Wintec, Hamilton.

Master Joiner apprentices also enjoy ongoing mentorship, learning and pastoral support from the leadership group which is made up of their peers, employer, Regional Master Joiner Association and the National Master Joiners.

The picture below exemplifies the Master Joiner relationship:

Bryce Norris, co-owner of Wackrow Joinery, Ryan Perry (apprentice joiner) of Wackrow’s Joinery Limited; Liam Wackrow – Director of Wackrow’s Joinery Limited, Cambridge; David Higgins – Waikato Master Joiners President and Director of Fine Woodworking Limited, Te Kuiti; and Paul Ingram – Vice President, National Registered Master Joiners and General Manager, Lee Brothers Joinery Limited, Rotorua.

The Joinery industry are humbled by the ongoing commitment of Registered Master Joiners who continue to demonstrate leadership, high performance in standards and ethics in business.

Registered Master Joiners salute our apprentices and encourage any individual who may wish to step into a joinery apprenticeship to get in touch with the local Master Joiner regional President.

Master Joinery is a career, a lifestyle and a community spanning the nation.

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