skilled trades

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

 

Zander Kopetski, 11, holds up an EMT wind chime they made at the Discover Trades Day Camp. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

“Trades rule!” Discover Trades Day Camps wrap up in Quesnel

A celebration was held at the CNC campus last week

 

Abbey Mackay, 11, holds up her hard hat. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Youth discovering the trades at industry-supported summer camps in Quesnel

The camps are being provided at the College of New Caledonia over the next two weeks

Abbey Mackay, 11, holds up her hard hat. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Lisa Scott is the Cariboo regional representative for the BC Centre for Women in the Trades. (Melanie Law photo — Special to the Observer)

HOMETOWN HEROES: Breaking barriers, opening doors for women in the trades

Lisa Scott is working on advancing underrepresented groups

  • Jun 20, 2022
Lisa Scott is the Cariboo regional representative for the BC Centre for Women in the Trades. (Melanie Law photo — Special to the Observer)
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)
April is Construction Month in BC

April is Construction Month in BC

And it’s more important than ever to recognize the hard work of this essential workforce

  • Apr 6, 2020
April is Construction Month in BC