At the Construction Foundation of BC, we are fortunate to connect with amazing individuals and companies who are dedicated to enhancing the communities in which they live and work. Since 1984, Kinetic Construction has successfully completed hundreds of construction projects and now employs over 150 people across its offices in Victoria, Vancouver, and Courtenay. Through
Victoria, BC– The Construction Foundation of BC is creating positive impact in the lives of young people who have or are currently transitioning out of government care in British Columbia by providing an opportunity to gain industry knowledge and experience through their SHIFT: from care to career initiative.  Thanks to a recent $25,000 grant from Coast
Riley McBride is a first-year apprentice electrician and recent Mott Electric GP Women in Electrical Bursary recipient. We met up with Riley to learn more about her motivation for pursuing electrical as well as her own personal advice for women thinking of joining the trades. WHY ELECTRICAL? Riley’s original intent was to pursue a career
  Earlier this month our Skills Ready Career Catalyst and Ultimate Skills Coach, Jimmy Roney, took some time out of the office to volunteer at a youth leadership camp named Ultimate Peace. Ultimate Peace was established by a group of dedicated volunteers who saw an opportunity to bring two groups of young people together, who
The Foundation is focused on helping to build the next generation of skilled workers. At our core, we are dedicated to helping youth become employable after graduation. Our Skills Ready initiative is one way that we support young people as they explore and prepare for jobs in the skilled trades and technologies. We would like
Creating experiences that build learning opportunities for the next generation is what drives the Skills Ready team at CFBC. This drive is what turned a conversation after the 2018 Skills Canada Regional Competition at Camosun College into an amazing day for a group of Grade 8 students at Lansdowne Middle School. WHAT IF WE COULD…
  Photo:  Riley McBride, 1st year electrical apprentice & recent Mott Electric GP Women in Electrical Bursary recipient with Ellisha Mott, Manager of Mott Electric GP’s Fiber Optic Division   For Immediate Distribution Vancouver, BC– When we stand together in support of the communities in which we live and work, great things happen.  Members of
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
The British Columbia construction workforce requires new recruits. A new program, The Shift, aims to help identify them among more than 1,000 young people who transition out of care in the province each year and begin their training for construction work—including helping them obtain a driver’s license. “While in care, these young people are part
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
SHOWCASING ATTITUDE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE AT REGIONAL COMPETITIONS The first regional skills competition of the 2018 season was held at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George on January 17th. Students of the campus and local high schools went head-to-head in a number of challenges ranging from welding and culinary to carpentry and automotive,