March 20, 2023 (Saanichton, BC) – The Construction Foundation of BC’s Indigenous Skills team travelled to Brentwood Bay Elementary this month for a bentwood box making workshop. Led by CFBC Artist in Residence, Dean Heron, the class of Grade 4 and 5 students each constructed their own bentwood boxes over the course of two workshops,
March 8, 2023 (Quesnel, BC) – Later this month, Quesnel youth will have the opportunity to participate in two Spring Break Trades camps, developed to introduce the next generation of workers to potential career paths. Led by Red Seal electrician, Lisa Scott, the free-of-charge Young Women in Trades and Indigenous Youth in Trades camps are open
(Pictured: Abigail Fulton, Executive Director at Construction Foundation of BC; Maureen Young, Vice President of Social Purpose at Coast Capital; Robert Armstrong, Board Chair at Coast Capital; Willy Manson, Chair at Construction Foundation of BC) March 6, 2023, (VANCOUVER, B.C.) The Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) is pleased to announce that Coast Capital has made
March 2, 2023 (Burnaby, BC) – A recent career fair held at Byrne Creek Community School had the typical feel associated with that of a well-attended and productive networking event, yet it was a genuine display of community engagement that resonated most with Construction Foundation of BC’s Rene Ragetli at day’s end. Ragetli, CFBC’s Director
The BC Metal Manufacturers Group (BCMMAG) fund continues to receive support from leading Canadian and North American industry leaders, including Motion Industries, whose portfolio ranges from machining to equipment leasing and rentals, as well as fabricated metals, and lumber and wood, to name a few. Bearings & Transmission Supply and Owen-Richards Company merged to form
Richmond, BC, based machine shop supply distributor, Thomas Skinner, is continuing to go above and beyond in their support of machining trades in Western Canada. One avenue of continued investment for Thomas Skinner is the BC Metal Manufacturing Group (BCMMAG) fund, which has worked since its inception to spread awareness of the manufacturing sector to students and educators
In the fall of 2022, the Welcome Exchange team welcomed a new team member, Daria Lysenko. Daria joined CFBC two months after her arrival in Canada from Ukraine. With a background in social services to displaced persons, she is a wonderful addition to our team. Through her determination and hard work, we have successfully provided
Dean Heron and our Indigenous Skills team have had a lot of fun introducing the Build United project to students of all levels and capabilities. Build United brings students of all cultural backgrounds and skill levels together to learn tool use and safety. Recently the team was in Semiahmoo Territory with two groups of grade
Workplace Alternative Trades Training (WATT) program graduate Kurtis is enjoying his newfound career path in the trades following a successful transition from a decade-plus career as a culinary chef. Kurtis’ shift to electrical was brought on by a combination of passion and necessity and has resulted in a successful start to a trades apprenticeship.  “[Getting
Indigenous young people across British Columbia are making great strides in their personal and professional development with support from a team of committed and dedicated career development professionals.  CFBC’s All Roads team is on a mission to hack old systems and create new pathways to employment for members of First Nations communities in BC.   “Success is
Individuals looking to enter the electrical trades have likely heard about the Workplace Alternative Trades Training program, more commonly referred to as WATT. The WATT program is the result of a collaboration between the Western Joint Electrical Training Society (Western JETS), IBEW Locals 230, 993 and 1003, and the Construction Foundation of British Columbia (CFBC).
November 7, 2022, Kelowna, B.C. – Women in Trades students from School District 23 and Okanagan College received a behind-the-scenes tour with Konquer Custom Rods and Motorcycles today. The Women in Trades programs, funded through the Industry Training Authority, offer women a supportive training environment where they can explore a variety of trades while also learning valuable

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