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Construction Career Day

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Local High School Students Tour Construction Sites

In the most recent survey of BCA members, the number one issue was hiring skilled workers.

Many of our members are small to medium enterprises that depend heavily on securing local, skilled trades.

We have created an annual Construction Career Day to introduce select high school students to the world of construction.

We tell them the good news about construction. It is a career, not a job. It is not about physical strength, but about brains. It is not about who has the biggest truck or who drinks the most beer. It is about skill, it is about commitment, it is about solving problems, it is about working as part of a team, it is about delivering what you promise, it is about being educated, about helping people, about being a professional, being proud of what you do.

CTV News Coverage

Daily Commercial News Article 1

Daily Commercial News Article 2

I would like to thank the Skilled Trades Committee, the members that supported our October 7th site tours and the many volunteers that contributed to the success of our day!

3M Canada – Nicole McArthur
Advanced Roof Solutions – Linda Ralston
Arnott Construction – Todd Arnott
Bertram Construction – John Gibson
Brian’s Little Electric – Brian Westermann
Dufferin Construction – Gerald Sullivan, K.D. Singh, Mark Stapf
Dutch Masters Design and Construction Services – Gary van Bolderen
Gerrits Engineering – Taylorr Lewis
Lafarge Canada Inc – Mark Lambie
Powell (RH) Contracting – Chantal Seguin
Sunbelt Rentals – Scott Everton

and our partners in promotion:

Ontario Construction Career Alliance – Nicole Stoikos
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board – Steacy Hinton
Simcoe County District School Board – Elaine McLachlin

Grand Opening of Lucy’s Place

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The Grand Opening of Lucy’s Place!

Watch the Opening Ceremony

The grand opening of the converted Barr’s Motel took place on Thursday, October 10th. Dignitaries from across our region commended the generosity and hard work of our members!

The first tenants have moved in to Lucy’s Place (formerly the Barr’s Motel on Essa Rd. in Barrie) and now have somewhere they can call HOME!

Thank you to the BCA members listed below that opened up their hearts and embraced BCA’s community spirit to convert an under-used motel into hopeful housing for those suffering from chronic homelessness in our community.

Aube Masonry

Barrie Trim & Mouldings Inc.

Brian’s Little Electric

Duivenvoorden Haulage

Gerrits Engineering

MAK Mechanical

Positano Paving

Rutherford Contracting

Stephenson’s Rental Services

Sunbelt Rentals

Tatham Engineering

The Sarjeant Co.

United Lumber/Home Hardware





Position Available for Sheet Metal Foreman

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Sheet Metal Foreman needed for established Mechanical Contracting company in Simcoe County. Commercial & Industrial experience required.
Blueprint reading, work planning, experience in project supervision and coordination required. Competitive wages. Candidates must be a member of good standing with O.C.O.T. Past valid safety training an asset. Valid driver’s license, insurance and own vehicle a must.

Email resume/qualifications or fax to 705-726-4649

Qualifications and Skills
High school diploma or equivalent, O.C.O.T License
Job Type: Full-time

Part Time Plumber Position Available

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Established Plumbing company located in central Simcoe County is looking for an
experienced Plumber. This position will be responsible for conducting Cross Connection
surveys, Backflow device testing, warranty plumbing services and shop
management/maintenance. Attractive wages, variable flexible schedule.
Successful candidate has valid Plumbing licence, Certified Cross Connection Specialist,
solid understanding of plumbing products and principles. Valid drivers licence, reliable
vehicle are a must