ISLAND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DEVELOPS LABOUR FORCE WITH SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Victoria and Nanaimo (December 9, 2015) ‐ Two new construction scholarships were announced today. “We understand the need to build a workforce to sustain our industry ‐ now and for the future,” explained Greg Baynton, CEO of VICA ‐ Vancouver Island Construction Association. “VICA members understand we must meet the labour needs of today and tomorrow. The result of that strategic thinking is introducing two new industry scholarships ‐ Gold Seal Management and Women in Construction. The association is offering over a thousand dollars in immediate financial aid for deserving candidates.”

VICA Chair Don Cameron believes the industry has to actively support career choices and professional growth in order to stay competitive. “As an association representing over 500 corporate members we appreciate the value of working towards a common goal of a vibrant workforce.”

NEW Gold Seal Management: The Canadian Construction Association national program accredits industry professional achievement in five categories: Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager, Owner’s Construction Manager or Construction Safety Coordinator. In 2015 VICA will award one individual enrolled as an Intern in Gold Seal one GS course delivered by VICA up to the value of $545.00.

NEW Women in Construction: To a woman registered in a Foundations program or Level 1, 2 or 3 of an Apprenticeship program in construction and continuing her studies. The recipient receives $500 to be applied to tuition fees.

In addition VICA also offers apprentice scholarships:

SuperStar Apprentice: To anyone registered in Foundations program or Level 1, 2 or 3 of an Apprenticeship program in construction and continuing his/her studies. The recipient receives $500 to be applied to tuition fees.

Secondary School Apprentice: The top Level 1 construction apprentice on Vancouver Island who has completed a training program through the South Island partnership, Central Island partnership or North Island partnership. Each receives $500 to be applied to tuition fees.

Click here to view the scholarship application forms.

About VICA

Vancouver Island Construction Association supports the construction industry and builds community. The united voice of the Vancouver Island Construction Association promotes island wide communication and representation on key industry issues, services and education. VICA serves the industry from two locations, Victoria and Nanaimo. As one of Canada’s oldest not‐for‐profit construction associations, VICA has been an industry voice and champion since 1912, providing an array of comprehensive services, education programs and resources.