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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
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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
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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
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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).
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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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Neela is an Ulkatcho and Secwepemc woman, carving her own path to success with a go-getter attitude, and vision for her future and full intention to reconnect with her culture. During her school days, she dropped into youth centres to connect with mentors, gain access to several supports and help her keep focused to achieve
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Silas is a Tl’kemtsin man who is mapping out his pathway to securing a safe future for his community. Working with the All Roads team, Silas is developing an action plan to meet his goals and the next steps include obtaining his driver’s and security licences. Silas has experience volunteering with community events and has
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Typically, Indigenous worldviews hold a holistic viewpoint that recognizes the connections between all things. Western viewpoints have a tendency to silo values without considering the whole or oversimplify the relationships between all things. That being said, a new approach is being considered by First Nations, government, and industry to each create social, environmental, and governance
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Brody is Haida from Old Masset. Raised in Prince Rupert, he recently moved to BC’s southern interior looking to build his life. After obtaining a handful of certificates, Brody engaged with All Roads for one-on-one employment support including resume writing and how to market his newly developed skills.  Brody is currently working as a Captain
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Wesley Beavan is a Technology Education Instructor at a Richmond high school. After receiving some funding and new machinery through the BCMMAG Fund, he was inspired to organize a 4-week manufacturing summer camp to introduce a group of youth to the world of manufacturing, focusing on metal fabrication and manufacturing. Students in attendance were introduced
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October 5, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) The Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) is proud to announce that the BC Metal Manufacturing Advisory Group Fund (BCMMAG) has received a generous donation from Elliott-Matsuura Canada Inc. to support the group’s continuing efforts to raise awareness surrounding manufacturing trades in the province of BC. More specifically, funds received from Elliot-Matsuura Canada
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VICTORIA, BC (SEPTEMBER 28, 2022) – By the age of 17, René B. Delisle had earned his first trade ticket as a saw filer and over the course of a very full life, went on to gain skills as a Carpenter, Plumber, Electrician, Welder and more.  His love of learning motivated him to support apprentices and provide encouragement
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