April is Construction Month
April marks Construction Month and the Northern BC Construction Association celebrated the event by providing pizza to workers on the pool construction site. “This is the second annual Construction Month and, really, it’s being put on by the BC Construction Association. We are just a partner within that. It’s really just an opportunity to recognize the work that’s being done by these people who have been working under extreme conditions under COVID,” explains Scott Bone, CEO of the NBCCA.
Report reveals skilled trades earning differences - REMI Network
A new report finds that women in the skilled trades, on average, earn about half what men do, because they’re concentrated in lower-earning trades. Across all Red Seal trades, in the first year following certification, women earn on average 47 per cent of what men earn, and 46 per cent eight years out.
New report details skilled trades earning, difference between men and women
A new report finds that women in the skilled trades earn about half what men do. Women's annual earnings across all of those 56 trades was about half of men, partly a function of the low-paying trades where women were concentrated, such as cooking, baking and hairstyling.
Women in Construction: Female Workers Offer Opportunity to Help Fill Construction’s Labor Gap
As the industry celebrates Women in Construction Week (March 7-13), it offers a chance to highlight a frequently overlooked resource that could help to plug at least some of industry's labor gaps.
Gen Z More Open to Careers in the Skilled Trades
National survey finds high schoolers want lower-cost, quicker paths to careers.
Welders And Other Skilled Tradespeople Needed For Future
Up to 30 per cent of the welding workforce in Canada is set to retire within the next ten years, that according to a spokesperson for the CWB Welding Foundation.
From Music City performer to an autism advocate
App State alumnus and Grammy winner Danny Combs ’03 left a successful music career to found Teaching the Autism Community Trades (TACT), a nonprofit organization that provides trade and technical skills to children and young adults on the autism spectrum.
B.C. construction training program builds bunkhouses for Scouts - constructconnect.com - Journal Of Commerce
As the construction industry booms in B.C.’s north, one job placement agency has found a way to help Scouts Canada and give jobseekers a taste of the trades in Prince George. Kopar Administration, a placement agency that provides job search and life skil
Builder Amber Williams
Meet Amber Williams, Timber Production Manager aka “Lead Lawg Dawg” at On Site Management in Bozeman, Montana. “In 1997, I got a job after school working in a local cabinet shop. …
Consider the trades
Consider the #Skilledtrades!Research shows that the wages for a skilled trade worker has gone up a lot in the last few years and will continue to rise. A survey of 1,000 companies across B.C. found that every was in need of a trade worker of some kind.
B.C. construction survey says wages to increase, skilled labourers sought, but market is tight
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association survey said respondents expect to give their workers a 3.5 per cent raise, with another 4.2 per cent increase in 2022.
Female participation in B.C. construction trades growing - constructconnect.com - Journal Of Commerce
After years of hard work, B.C.’s construction industry is starting to see the needle move significantly on female participation in the trades. According to data from the BC Construction Association (BCCA), the number of women in construction trades caree
For Anne-Marie Demers, construction is in her blood. She is the third-generation in the J.M. Demers Excavation company and the current Vice-President and CEO, like her mother and grandfather before her. Growing up, Anne-Marie says she never felt any pressure to take up the family company or follow i