Vancity grant helps newcomers to the trades and green technology

Submitted by the Vancity Communications Department As she looks back on her training, electrician Carissa Belyk can’t help but reflect on what she’d say to a younger version of herself. She boils it down to a few simple words that could help any aspiring woman in the...

Advice and Mentorship to Boost Completion Rates

Apprenticeship Advisors By Megan Terepocki Julie Sawatsky, a member of the B.C. Regional Council of Carpenters, is one of five new apprenticeship advisors hired by the Industry Training Authority (ITA) this fall. “I see the job as a real support for workers, being a...

Business community doesn’t understand who creates value

By Merrill O’Donnell – BCBT Workers’ Advocate Reprehensible behaviour The pullout of the B.C. business community from the Workers’ Compensation Review in August was a disheartening, if not totally unexpected, action by a group of so-called business...
Hiring women is smart

Hiring women is smart

By Corry Anderson-Fennell – BCBT Communications Director There is a crisis in construction, and women are part of the solution. According to BuildForce Canada, 254,800 people, or 21 per cent of the current construction workforce, is expected to retire by 2027....