BC Construction Association builders through new mentorship program

Aspiring construction workers have a new opportunity to boost their careers with the recent arrival of the BC Construction Association’s Building Builders mentorship program.

Launched Sept. 20, the provincial program aims to connect unemployed workers with experienced mentors across all industry disciplines. According to a press release, it is the only program of its kind province-wide and fills an important gap in “a culture of university learning that often does not adequately encourage skilled trades like career path”.

“If you don’t have the right contacts, it can be difficult to navigate a career in the construction industry,” said Chris Atchison, president of BCCA. “Counsellors, parents and teachers are not always fully informed of the opportunities or encouragement of a non-academic path.

“BCCA is thrilled to connect industry leaders with young talent, get their questions answered, get personalized advice from experts who really know the way, and help them achieve their goals. careers.”

Applications are now open for all 300 mentee positions, and mentees and mentors can register for the program or learn more about it at buildingbuilders.ca.

The program is federally funded for three years and mentorship periods last 12 months. Mentees receive Site Ready security training, and both mentees and mentors receive cultural training through the Builder Code as part of the program.

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