Bill O'Brien

BILL O'BRIEN, PROGRAM LEAD

Bill joined VICA's Construct Your Future team in March of 2018, coming from School District 61. As an educator, trained paramedic, and carpentry apprentice, Bill takes great pride in the CYF program. "This program empowers our participants to make an impact in an already booming industry. We thoroughly prepare them for sustained employment with our in-house workshops, safety training, and VICA member engagement. These youth are our future leaders in the trades, so let’s give them an incredible start in the trades with the Construct Your Future program."

After meeting him, you'll receive he is the quintessential ambassador for CYF that never lets his smile fade. When not at work, Bill is busy with son: biking, playing tennis, rugby, and hiking the beautiful trails the island has to offer.

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RUBIA MARTINS, PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Rubia joined VICA's Construct Your Future team in June of 2020, coming from a Business Administration Program at Uvic. She is Brazilian and moved to Canada in January 2019 to have the chance to fulfill her dream of living an international experience. Rubia has also a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, and in her home country, she had the opportunity to work in different industrial segments: mining, manufacturing, and construction.

"I feel privileged to be part of this team because I know the importance that this project has in the lives of the participants. I had the opportunity to participate in a similar program when I was a young adult, and it allowed me my first professional experience and the beginning of a career".

Rubia is responsible for the operation of the online teaching platform, and whatever is needed during all processes. When she is not working, Rubia loves watching movies, looking for new trails for hiking, and meeting her friends.

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