VANCOUVER — The Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) has announced a new effort to support educators and students preparing for Regional Skills Canada Competitions.
The foundation will now be raising funds to provide the materials, equipment and additional supports for educators and competitors.
Regional Skills Canada BC Competitions draw roughly 2,000 students each year to faceoff in skill-based events.
The winners can then secure their space in the provincials, nationals, and world skills competitions.
Alan Fletcher, president of AFC Construction and chair of the CFBC board, said applied learning, whether through shop classes, workplace experience or competition is a critical pathway to successful employment.
“Our intent with this campaign is to provide a bridge for more young people to connect with the skilled trades and technology, hopefully realizing that you can enter on the tools and continue to build your career in a number of different of ways. By supporting the young people who have the ambition to participate in these competitions, we will open the doors to a new generation of skilled workers, estimators, project managers and future leaders,” said Fletcher in a press release.
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