skilled trades

Most PPE in B.C. is only made with men in mind, creating one more barrier for women looking to enter the trades.(Credit: Pixabay)

From hardhats to boots: PPE is keeping women from the trades

Virtually all personal protective gear is designed only for men, creating barriers and safety risks

  • Jan 22, 2023

 

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

 

A ‘Hedgehog’ created by UFV’s Maciej Kaczor and Matt Olafson, placed near the edge of the Chilliwack campus near Vedder Park. (Anne Russell/UFV)

Hedgehogs on Chilliwack UFV campus symbols of peace

Two of the steel structures are on display, expressions of solidarity with the people of Ukraine

 

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

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)
The welding open house runs 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at UFV’s TTC building at Canada Education Park, 5579 Tyson Rd. (UFV)

Welding open house will feature demos, ‘try a trade’ and more at UFV in Chilliwack

People can try virtual welding simulator at Aug. 31 event in Chilliwack

The welding open house runs 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at UFV’s TTC building at Canada Education Park, 5579 Tyson Rd. (UFV)
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)
Grant Williams of Sardis secondary prepares his dish during the culinary division of the Skills Canada Regional Skills Competition at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Trades and Technology Centre in Chilliwack in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Fraser Valley trades and technology students get ready to compete at Skills Canada BC regionals

The Upper Fraser Valley regional competition takes place Thursday at UFV’s Chilliwack campus

Grant Williams of Sardis secondary prepares his dish during the culinary division of the Skills Canada Regional Skills Competition at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Trades and Technology Centre in Chilliwack in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)