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At nearly 98 years old, machinist Don Roberts recently made a significant contribution to aspiring artists through the Construction Foundation, donating hundreds of carving blades he had created and accumulated over his career to schools and First Nations students throughout the province. Over his long and varied working life, Don tried on many jobs. He
The Construction Foundation-administered funds for the Mott Electric GP Women in Trades Training Electrical Fund, The SHIFT Driver Training Fund, as well as the Vancouver Island Construction Association’s (VICA) Training Fund are all fast approaching their application deadlines. Each fund assists workers in achieving success as they enter (or prepare to enter) the workforce. Mott
June marked another month in the books for what has become quite the year for the Construction Foundation. The Foundation team continued to push forward on a number of initiatives and workshops while adapting to the current times and precautions that are being taken during the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The turn of the month saw
The Construction Foundation of BC is excited to share the inaugural Indigenous Skills Showcase through a series of interviews being promoted through the Skills/Competences Canada’s #CelebrateSkills digital experience today! Over the past year, the Construction Foundation has partnered with Skills/Compétences Canada, their provincial organizations and a number of partners from across the country to produce
VICTORIA – The Construction Foundation of BC and School District 61 – Greater Victoria School District combined efforts in late April to provide students at 16 elementary schools in the area with a hands-on boat building workshop.  The students, whose parents are working under Tier 1 status during the pandemic, were introduced to a boat

Distance Learning Resources

Looking for activities you can tackle from home? Below is a selection of projects that are perfect for a home setting; these could be the activities you’re looking for! 1. Open School – Keep Learning The Ministry of Education has put together a series of resources to help parents during this time of distant learning.
The Construction Foundation team has been taking measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by moving to remote work protocols for our offices. But that does not mean our work has stopped. One thing we know is that learning happens in a number of different ways and that is why we are activating a
VICTORIA, BC – In 2016, Modern Engineering general manager Udo Jahn spearheaded the creation of the BC Metal Manufacturing Advisory Group (BCMMAG), comprised of a group of industry members, educators and community leaders committed to sharing the career opportunities available in the metal manufacturing trades with young people across British Columbia. MANUFACTURING FACT SHEETS /
VICTORIA, BC – Victoria’s St. Margaret’s School–an all-girl private institution– closed out the month of February with back-to-back woodworking workshops, facilitated by the Construction Foundation’s Skills Ready initiative. A Thursday workshop, led by by Adea of Billy Would Designs, introduced students and teachers to the process of creating wood jewelry, while Friday’s teacher-specific workshop pulled
VICTORIA, BC – École Peter Greer Elementary School’s $6,000 grant from the Southern Interior Construction Association’s (SICA) Fund in late December of 2018 has continued to benefit the school and community over a year following the original announcement. The positive results stemming from the grant is a testament to teacher Clint Maltais and his efforts
West Coast artist Dean Heron is drawing upon a lifelong passion of creating First Nation art to assist the Construction Foundation of BC with the development of Indigenous-focused initiatives across the province. Using applied skills and trades as a conduit, Dean and the Foundation are developing programs that will assist members of those areas through
VICTORIA, BC – The Construction Foundation’s Skills Ready team was at the University of British Columbia in January to host a pair of evening workshops with up-and-coming elementary school educators.  The workshops enable young educators to see the potential and benefits of introducing woodworking projects to their class, while getting a hands-on experience of creating those
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