skilled trades

Most PPE in B.C. is only made with men in mind, creating one more barrier for women looking to enter the trades.(Credit: Pixabay)

From hardhats to boots: PPE is keeping women from the trades

Virtually all personal protective gear is designed only for men, creating barriers and safety risks

  • Jan 22, 2023

 

FILE -Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s overdose crisis: drugs, death and denial on the job

A recent survey of construction workers in B.C. found 1 in 3 self-reported problematic substance use

 

Revelstoke Secondary School is one of many across the province that provides students with an opportunity to learn different trades as well as begin their trade-education alongside finishing their high school diploma. (Photo via Twitter)

B.C. will have 80,000 job openings over the next 10 years

The B.C. Government is working on the professionalization of the trades

 

A glazier apprentices at the Finishing Trades Institute of B.C. in Surrey. Glazier is one of the most in-demand trades. (Photo: BC Building Trades)

College of BC Building Trades opens its (virtual) doors as hub for B.C. schools

‘One-stop shop to learn about career opportunities in the unionized construction industry’

  • Apr 27, 2022
A glazier apprentices at the Finishing Trades Institute of B.C. in Surrey. Glazier is one of the most in-demand trades. (Photo: BC Building Trades)
Duncan Christian School students build friendship benches during a two-day event sponsored by the Industry Training Authority. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian students get a taste of the trades

Two-day workshop sees students build benches for Cowichan community

Duncan Christian School students build friendship benches during a two-day event sponsored by the Industry Training Authority. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The number of skilled trades workers available is not enough to fill the current construction boom in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Supply of skilled tradespeople can’t keep up to Vancouver Island construction boom

Thousands of positions will be needed by 2030, despite flow of Camosun trades students

The number of skilled trades workers available is not enough to fill the current construction boom in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Cowichan Valley School District has won a trades training award. (Black Press file photo)

Cowichan School District wins top trades training award

“The welding program provided an amazing head start on my career”

  • Jul 7, 2020
The Cowichan Valley School District has won a trades training award. (Black Press file photo)
VIU and Camosun College have received funding for the Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training Initiative. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU Cowichan part of $1.4 million new trades training program

$1.4 million over two years to provide exploratory trades skills foundations courses to 160

  • Feb 13, 2020
VIU and Camosun College have received funding for the Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training Initiative. (Vancouver Island University photo)