In October 2017 the Foundation was pleased to provide an honorarium to Michelle Neil, RSE, to attend the Women Build Nations conference in Chicago. The Women Build Nations conference is for women of all ages and all skill levels who work, or aspire to work, in the construction trades. Whether they are a pre-apprentice or
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Victoria, BC – Vancouver Island residents looking to enter or continue their education in the construction trades are now able to apply for funding support through the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) Training Fund. “With the looming labour shortage crisis in construction, everyone within the industry is seeking ways to fill the
CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATION RAISING FUNDS FOR YOUTH TO GET SKILLS READY Victoria, BC – Educators and students across BC will soon have greater access to supports as they prepare for their Regional Skills Canada Competitions. Starting today, the Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) is raising funds to provide the materials, equipment and additional supports they
Members of the Construction Industry in British Columbia and across Canada are committed to giving back to the communities in which they live and work. From corporate sponsored community gardens to unique back to work programs, construction industry members are giving back on big levels. As British Columbia’s Construction Charity, we want to recognize industry
Vancouver, BC – The first annual Centurion Contracting Charity Golf Tournament took place at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Pitt Meadows and raised over $6000 in support of the Construction Foundation’s youth focused grants and programs. “As an organization, we wanted to give back to the community and province,” says Mike Beaton, President of Centurion
Vancouver, BC – The Construction Foundation of BC announced today that their Project Shop Class initiative is back and this time, the focus is on safety thanks to a generous donation from the CWA Foundation. “Supporting the Construction Foundation’s Project Shop Class initiative to ensure safety equipment is in shop classes across the province is
Vancouver, BC – Women looking to enter or continue their education and training in the Electrical Trades will now be able to apply for funding to help cover the cost of tuition and books thanks to Mott Electric GP. “From small wiring to large cable jobs, women are both talented and capable in a historically
The B.C. government and the Construction Foundation of BC announced today the new Construction Ready Pilot Project to help B.C. students build their careers in the construction industry while they are still in school. Greg Kyllo, Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan to the Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training, and representatives from
The Foundation’s past chair, Patrick Waunch and his company Rambow Mechanical Ltd., were recently named one of the Top 5 finalists in the category of Best Apprentice Training at the Small Business Awards. Congratulations Patrick!
We were at Yale Senior Secondary earlier this week to present them with a Project Shop Class donation made possible by the Ben H. Voth Legacy Fund housed with the First West Foundation. Thank you to Mr. Radons and Mr. Hunter for taking the time to meet with us!
November 14, 2016 HOULE ELECTRIC PROVIDES FUNDING FOR BRITANNIA SECONDARY SHOP CLASS Vancouver, BC – Britannia Secondary School Shop Classes have received a $10,000 donation thanks to the generosity and support of Houle Electric. The donation was given via the Construction Foundation of BC’s Project Shop Class initiative, designed to aid BC schools to revitalize
October 18, 2016 LNG CANADA PROVIDES TRADES EQUIPMENT FOR THREE LOCAL SCHOOLS Kitimat, BC – Three high schools in Northern BC have received $100,000 via Project Shop Class thanks to the generosity of LNG Canada. Project Shop Class is an initiative organized through the British Columbia Construction Association and the Construction Foundation of BC