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,
The Construction Foundation of British Columbia has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the offices of the BC Construction Association (BCCA). Abigail Fulton, executive director of the foundation, helped start it in 2012 while working as vice-president of the BCCA. “As an organization, we recognized that charitable giving and the idea of
VANCOUVER — The Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) has announced a new effort to support educators and students preparing for Regional Skills Canada Competitions. The foundation will now be raising funds to provide the materials, equipment and additional supports for educators and competitors. Regional Skills Canada BC Competitions draw roughly 2,000 students each year to
  CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATION RAISING FUNDS FOR YOUTH TO GET SKILLS READY Victoria, BC – Educators and students across BC will soon have greater access to supports as they prepare for their Regional Skills Canada Competitions. Starting today, the Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) is raising funds to provide the materials, equipment and additional supports they
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
Vancouver, BC – The first annual Centurion Contracting Charity Golf Tournament took place at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Pitt Meadows and raised over $6000 in support of the Construction Foundation’s youth focused grants and programs. “As an organization, we wanted to give back to the community and province,” says Mike Beaton, President of Centurion
Vancouver, BC – The Construction Foundation of BC announced today that their Project Shop Class initiative is back and this time, the focus is on safety thanks to a generous donation from the CWA Foundation. “Supporting the Construction Foundation’s Project Shop Class initiative to ensure safety equipment is in shop classes across the province is
Vancouver, BC – Women looking to enter or continue their education and training in the Electrical Trades will now be able to apply for funding to help cover the cost of tuition and books thanks to Mott Electric GP. “From small wiring to large cable jobs, women are both talented and capable in a historically
The B.C. government and the Construction Foundation of BC announced today the new Construction Ready Pilot Project to help B.C. students build their careers in the construction industry while they are still in school. Greg Kyllo, Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan to the Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training, and representatives from
The Foundation’s past chair, Patrick Waunch and his company Rambow Mechanical Ltd., were recently named one of the Top 5 finalists in the category of Best Apprentice Training at the Small Business Awards. Congratulations Patrick!