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 Construction Foundation of BC, launched the
project in Salmon Arm while touring the skilled trades and woodworking shops at the Jackson Campus of Salmon Arm Secondary school.
The program is designed to meet growing needs for skilled workers, raise awareness about careers in construction and the attitudes, skills and knowledge that employers are hiring for.
The program includes an interactive app, which was designed and explained by Jordan Perrault of the Construction Foundation of BC.
Local employers, industry representatives and educators had the opportunity to check out the progress the students were making on their latest projects, wood sheds.
The project announced today is worth $923,000 in total, including $798,000 from the Province through the Sector Labour Market Partnership (LMP) program, and $125,000 from industry
partners. The Construction Foundation of BC will also contribute $100,000 to the apprenticeship training costs of students who complete the pilot and are offered employment. To read the complete press release please click on the pdf.