Thursday, 16 November 2023 by James
The Elementary Electrical: An Exploration of Currents and Volts workbook, published with the support of the Western Joint Electrical Training Society (Western JETS), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 230, 993, 1003 and the Electrical Contractors Association of BC (ECABC) is now available online and in print. DOWNLOAD THE WORKBOOK (PDF) Designed for elementary and
Friday, 20 January 2023 by CFBC PR
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
Thursday, 01 December 2022 by CFBC PR
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).
Thursday, 07 July 2022 by Foundation Team
When Cowichan Tribes member, Brad Thorne, first started gaining experience in construction, he had no idea that he was going to like the work so much. His first jobs saw him working in carpentry and gaining a variety of skills. When he mentioned to a foreman that he was interested in getting his ticket, the foreman
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 by Foundation Team
Workplace Alternative Trades Training (WATT) graduate Alexandra has found a home in the electrical field after completing the pre-apprentice program last February. The 25-year-old has been working steadily for the past eight months since completing the WATT program and entering the work force. “I worked in mill and finishing shops prior to electrical,” Alexandra explained.
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 by Foundation Team
Like many organizations, the Construction Foundation of BC team overcame unique barriers this past year as everyone adapted to a new way of socially distanced operations. The CFBC team continued to perform virtual workshops, produce content and collaborate with several organizations to continue educational opportunities. It’s a testament to our stakeholders and partners that there