April 12, 2023 By Rock to Road Staff
April 11, 2023, VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, as part of a Community and Employer partnerships program, have provided the BC Construction Training Network with over $540,000 for their construction training initiative.
The training project is in partnership with the ACE Trades and Technical Institute and the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society. It is also in support of the StrongerBC Future Ready Program, an initiative aimed at increasing the accessibility of post-secondary education, skills training, and on-the-job experience to address labour shortages across the province.
The program provides participants with 10 weeks of training in essential employment and technical skills, four weeks of onsite experience with local employers, and two weeks of follow up support with participants to prepare and aid them in their job search across the construction industry.
Training for the second cohort in this program began on April 4, while training for the third cohort is set to commence on July 4. Prospective applicants interested in this, or other training programs, can contact their local WorkBC centre.
“The construction industry has so many career paths available, and it’s never been a better time to start a career in the trades,” said Kerry Vital, program manager for Construction Industry Training Network, in a statement released by the British Columbia government. “We are pleased to be able to provide this training program for our participants, and this training program will give them the knowledge and experience needed to get well-paid jobs in the growing construction industry in the Lower Mainland.”
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