Construction Career Day

By October 17, 2019news
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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