WATT offers alternative pathway to electrical apprenticeship

December 29, 2020 DESPITE THE SHORTAGE OF workers, many of the most motivated candidates experience barriers to employment in the trades. In 2019, the Workplace Alternative Trades Training (WATT) program was created to reduce those barriers as a new pathway to...

First Builders

December 28, 2020 IN CANADA, FIRST NATIONS’ LONG PROUD HISTORY as ironworkers reaches back to the 1880s when men from the Iroquois Confederacy were hired to build the Victoria Bridge across the Saint Lawrence River for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In B.C.,...
NDP’s re-election is a victory for construction workers

NDP’s re-election is a victory for construction workers

December 3, 2020 THIS FALL, BRITISH COLUMBIANS WENT TO THE POLLS AND OVERWHELMINGLY RE-ELECTED THE BC NDP. This election was important in many ways. First and foremost, it was conducted during a pandemic. While this changed how British Columbians voted (mail-in...

Women in the driver’s seat

November 30, 2020 THE FIRST EVER ALL-FEMALE COHORT has completed the Heavy Equipment Operator training program, a partnership between the YWCA, and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 115. “With the booming construction industry in B.C. we’re looking...