VANCOUVER (AUGUST 27, 2021) – The Masonry Institute of BC (MIBC) has established a new training fund with the Construction Foundation of BC that aims to provide tuition and training support for individuals entering or continuing education in the masonry trades.
“The masonry trade has a rich and vibrant history. Some of the world’s greatest architectural achievements have been built by masons and have lasted lifetimes,” shared Joshua French, general manager of HS Masonry Inc and president of MIBC and Canadian Masonry Contractors Association. “We established this fund because we are proud of our trade and look forward to sharing these skills with future generations.”
With a mandate to enhance the development of masonry in BC through technical support to designers, educators and building officials – MIBC established the training fund to bolster supports for masons who are planning to advance their skill level with the trade.
“Masons are in high demand in the province,” shared Bill Olexa, district manager of Scorpio Masonry and vice president of MIBC. “The earning potential for new entrants to the industry is substantial and I would encourage anyone who is looking for a career with staying power to consider masonry.”
Eligible applicants will receive up to $1000 to be applied to training costs incurred at the Trowel Trades Training Association.
To find out more about the fund, visit: https://www.constructionfoundation.ca/mibc-fund/
Director of Public Relations, Construction Foundation of BC
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ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATION OF BC
The Construction Foundation builds community through engagement in charitable initiatives and a commitment to industry focused education and research initiatives that benefit all British Columbians. www.constructionfoundation.ca
ABOUT THE MASONRY INSTITUE OF BC
The Masonry Institute of BC has evolved from masonry organizations, which have been promoting the local masonry industry for over 50 years. The programs of the MIBC are supported by the Masonry Producers Association of BC, and the BC Chapter of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association. The mandate of the MIBC is to enhance the development of masonry in BC through technical support to designers, educators and building officials. https://www.masonrybc.org