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


With roots reaching back to the 1920’s, Greyback Construction and the Kenyon family have been fixtures in the Okanagan’s construction industry for almost a century. We sat down with Greyback Construction’s General Manager, Matt Kenyon, to find out more about the company’s continued commitment to developing the next generation of skilled workers. Matt’s ideals related
VICTORIA, BC – In late November, the Construction Foundation team travelled to Bella Coola for one of the organization’s most unique trips of the year. The CFBC team and local community came together for a series of workshops over a two-day period, developed and led by CFBC Catalyst, Indigenous Communities Dean Heron and Coast Salish
VICTORIA, BC – Artist Peter Wayne Gong is using art as a means of connecting with West Coast youth by providing an example of what can be done through hard work and perseverance. An accomplished Coast Salish artist from Squamish Nation, Peter finds inspiration in his art by drawing upon his life experiences and passing
VICTORIA, BC – The Construction Foundation of BC is pleased to announce a new wave of funding for the Mott Electric GP Women in Trades Training Fund, donated generously by Mott Electric GP. Since its launch in 2017, the Mott Electric GP Women in Electrical Trades Training Fund has provided over $18,000 in financial support
The following post was originally distributed by the Government of BC/Industry Training Authority. View the original release by clicking HERE. VICTORIA – From Nov. 4 to 30, 2019, B.C.’s apprentices are being recognized as their contributions and success in building and maintaining thriving communities throughout the province are acknowledged. The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed November
The Construction Foundation of BC celebrated the official kick off of 2019’s National Trades and Technology Week (NSTTW) at the November 5th launch at BCIT with over 500 youth participants! CFBC’s Try-A-Trade booth featured a unique and engaging workshop; participants discussed graphic design technology and tried their hand at silk screening.  The design, developed by our
Penticton-based electrical company Betts Electric has been serving the Okanagan region and Western Canada for decades. Over eight to be exact. Since 1933, the company has operated with a commitment to customer service and community involvement and currently stands as one of the most successful contractors working in the Valley’s electrical field. Betts Electric president