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THE SICA FUND in action!

Making Trade Skill Development A Reality For a Lake Country Elementary School

TINY HOMES AND BIG FUTURES

$10,000 GRANT GOES TO TINY HOME BUILDING CARPENTRY CLASS

MEET OUR FUTUREBUILDERS

Get to know Riley McBride, 1st Year Electrical Apprentice.

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TOGETHER, WE ARE BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION

Established in 2012, the Construction Foundation is a registered Canadian charity.
We build community through engagement in charitable initiatives and a commitment to industry focused education and research initiatives.

THE FOUNDATION AT WORK

SKILLS READY

Skills Ready provides tools for young people to prove they are work ready.

SKILLS READY is an initiative developed to support high school students as they prepare for and access jobs in the skilled trades.

RESEARCH

Investing in research ensures a vibrant and progressive future for our Industry. As research projects are completed, the final reports will be shared on the website.

Funding may be provided for research projects that build upon and support the sustainability of the construction industry with a focus on enhancing safety and improving industry practices.

GRANTS & FUNDING

The Construction Foundation provides grants to support a number of projects across the entire province.

To date, we have distributed over $3 Million in support of skilled trade and technological education in BC’s K – 12 system. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please review the granting protocols for each opportunity.

We are currently accepting applications for Research Funding and Scholarships & Bursaries.

BUILDING THE SKILLS READY COMMUNITY

The Foundation's pillar program, Skills Ready, provides tools for young people to prove they are work ready, while enabling them to a build a real world understanding of the advantages that starting out in the skilled trades and technologies can do for their future. With guidance and support provided by our team of Career Catalysts, Skills Ready connects industry with educators and young people to help bridge the gap into apprenticeship and long term careers.

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Young people are participating in Skills Ready Showcase Events, Opportunity Fairs and Workplace Tours across BC

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Educators invite our Career Catalysts into their classrooms to present Skills Ready and LearnSafe content as a complement their curriculum

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Employers are engaged with Skills Ready and are providing opportunities for young people to explore careers in the skilled trades and technologies

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Indigenous youth from across BC have engaged with our Ultimate Skills initiative that helps to empower young people as they lead their own healing journeys

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