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...
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....

Labour lawyer, activist to take reins of BC Building Trades

Labour lawyer Andrew Mercier will take the reins of the B.C. Building Trades Council as executive director next month. Mercier will replace Tom Sigurdson, who joined the council in 2010 after a lengthy career in political and legislative affairs. Sigurdson will remain...

What is Red Seal certification?

The Red Seal program is the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades. It is the highest standard of training in the country, and the minimum level that the BC Building Trades believes is acceptable. What Red Seal training provides Along with...