There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a concrete worker, but mathematics, physical education, English, and mechanical and construction technologies at least up to NCEA level 1 are useful. Concrete workers manufacture, pour, spread, finish, reinforce and cut concrete for construction projects such as buildings and trails. Concrete workers need to have a good level of fitness, strong arms and a strong back, as they have to lift heavy objects and climb. Bricks and block layers lay bricks, concrete blocks, and tiles to build or repair buildings, walls, arches, chimneys, or paved areas.
The Construction and Construction Industry Training Organization (BCITO) supervises concrete learning. There is a lot to learn about concrete, so you need to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible. Individual workers can progress to become team leaders or they can start a business and manage their own team of specific workers. However, once you're employed, it's helpful to complete an apprenticeship and earn a National Certificate in precast concrete, concrete product manufacturing, or concrete construction.
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