STARTING ON THE TOOLSJessica Sidhu is the Lead Project Coordinator with Kinetic Construction, and is a great example of the opportunities that are available within the secondary school system. Sidhu got her start in the construction industry when she was 17 years old. She took an ACE IT (now “Youth Train in Trades”) program during
Last December 4th, a group of students from Byrne Creek Secondary in Burnaby were treated to a very special behind-the-scenes tour. This Skills Ready tour took place in the Port of Vancouver. As the largest and most diversified port in Canada, the Port of Vancouver connects with over 170 economies around the world and extends
Showcase Events are produced in partnership with schools and educators to bring industry professionals and Future Builders together into shop classes. These events provide a fantastic opportunity for students to pitch their design-build process and demonstrate their skills in front of prospective employers. Last year, the Skills Ready team held a memorable showcase event with
Through our Ultimate Skills initiative, the Construction Foundation of BC is proud to support Ultimate Spirit, an ISPARC Honour Your Health Challenge, developed to introduce the youth of Stz-uminus First Nation to the game of Ultimate Frisbee. Last March, Ultimate Spirit took flight with a gathering of community and supporters in celebration of life, health
On January 7th, 1985 Rambow Mechanical Ltd. opened its doors and since that time, owner, Patrick Waunch has remained focused on his commitment to helping develop the next generation of skilled workers. From supporting young workers as they work to develop the skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime to providing the supports that
Victoria, BC – Saanich School District No. 63’s Continuing Education School’s new Skills Training Apprenticeship Carpentry (STAC) program has received $10,000 via the Construction Foundation of BC’s Skills Ready initiative. This grant made possible by a grant from The Home Depot Canada Foundation will be used to support the initiative that will have students learning
We are proud to share that we have joined forces with the Southern Interior Construction Association to establish a charitable fund in support of the regional initiatives that matter to their members. “The Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) is excited for the opportunity to start a fund within the Construction Foundation of BC as a
SK Form & Finish Inc. was launched in 1992 by Steve Kraushar when he and a part-time employee took on their first driveway job. Since that time SK has grown to specialize in all aspects of concrete formwork and concrete finishing. They understand and respect the construction process and invest in their team to ensure
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. Maple Reinders consistently gives back to the communities in which they live and work in a variety of forms. However, the commitment to giving back goes
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