February 26, 2014
High school shop classes get $294,000
SARA BORCK PHOTOGRAPHY
The Project Shop Class fundraising campaign run by the Construction Foundation of B.C. received $294,000 in donations at a launch dinner hosted by the British Columbia Construction Association on Feb. 20.
Originally, the foundation had planned to support five to 10 schools that submitted wish lists to the organization.
However, at the Feb. 20 event, it was announced that Project Shop Class will work to find donors for all 115 schools that submitted lists.
Schools are seeking nearly $9 million in financial support.
“In looking through the applications, it became clear that every school was committed, had a true need and deserved to receive support. And, we certainly know the demand is there in the sector for more skilled tradespeople. The Project Shop Class website enables anyone in the province to support any school for any amount,” said BCCA president Manley MacLachlan at the event.
“Tonight, we’re thrilled to see industry step up in such a big way to get the campaign started.”
Attendees included owners of B.C. construction firms, senior executives from the automotive, oil, and gas sectors, and the boards of directors for all five of B.C.’s construction associations, as well as minister of jobs, tourism, and skills training Shirley Bond.
The Construction Foundation of B.C. is a charitable organization established in 2012 by the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA).
More information about Project Shop Class can be found at www.projectshopclass.com.
JOC NEWS SERVICES
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 415 projects with a total value of $3,354,507,550 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$1,000,000,000 Greater Vancouver RD BC CANCELLED/ DEFERRED
$300,000,000 Greater Vancouver RD BC Prebid
$120,000,000 Burnaby BC CANCELLED/ DEFERRED
- Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 21st, 2014
- Fort McMurray airport terminal getting ready for take off
- B.C. government forms liquefied natural gas working group
- Kitimat residents vote against Northern Gateway pipeline
- Precast concrete enables net-zero homes
- Learning to dig safely can save lives
- Ex construction boss admits to collusion in government contracts
- P3 Fund launches
- Supreme court won't hear case involving construction mogul
- Minister spurns spat over plant
- Upset waters over new Ontario diving regulations
- Covering up the Celsius
- Frontier Oilsands Mine joint review panel raises concerns among some First Nations
- The rise of biomaterials in construction
- Doors open on latest PPP Canada funding
- U.S. builders’ confidence rises but is limited by tight credit and shortages of labour and lots
- Keystone XL opponents carve message
- RFP released to shortlisted teams for Milton hospital expansion