Posts Tagged ‘British Columbia’

Oct
2015
15

IUOE: Project Labor Agreement Vital to Ensuring Local Hire, Avoiding Temp Workers on Site C Dam

IUOE: Project Labor Agreement Vital to Ensuring Local Hire, Avoiding Temp Workers on Site C Dam
  As BC Hydro begins the contract process for construction of the Site C dam on the Peace River near Fort St. John, British Columbia, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 115 is putting pressure on the region’s leaders to help ensure local workers get jobs on the project.  The $8.3 billion project [&hellip...
Jul
2014
30

Groomin’ for the Boomin’: Apprenticeship Vital to British Columbian Energy Growth, Says Union Leader

  FACT: The British Columbian economy is booming thanks to liquified natural gas (LNG). FACT: The necessary infrastructure to capitalize on the boom means thousands of opportunities for the region’s workers to begin careers in the building trades. OPINION: Union apprenticeships are vital to adequately supporting this growth. In a recent...
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Oct
2013
24

Op-Ed Calls on British Columbia’s Young to Pursue Careers in the Construction Trades

  A Burnaby Now op-ed this week attempts to persuade young British Columbians to consider the building trades as a career given the reported labor shortage in the region.  The author, Keith Baldrey, speaks of a young female family friend who recently informed him she was considering dropping out of university to become a welder: [&hellip...
Sep
2013
26

B.C. Officials Catch Apprenticeship Bug, Form Partnership With Building Trades to Ensure Skills Training

B.C. Officials Catch Apprenticeship Bug, Form Partnership With Building Trades to Ensure Skills Training
  With British Columbia experiencing a construction boom, trade unions are meeting with government officials to find ways to ensure a fully prepared workforce is available.   Political leaders recently agreed to build a committee on comprehensive skills training, after which B.C. Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair and executive...
Jul
2013
10

Once Troubled Teen Wins Canadian Craftsmanship Award, Credits Building Trades Apprenticeship With Changing His Life

  In Canada, a shining example of the power of apprenticeship was recently highlighted by The Vancouver Sun. Tyler Simpson, a young man who four years ago was facing serious life challenges, made his way up the skilled trades ladder, became a journeyman cabinetmaker and this year won a silver medal at the National Trades [&hellip...