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September 23rd, 2022

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BC Construction Association opens applications for province-wide Building Builders mentorship program 

The Building Builders program has now started connecting under and un-employed workers with experienced mentors across all disciplines in BC’s construction industry. 

The program is created and managed by the BC Construction Association (BCCA), an industry-leading non-profit organization that specializes in sector workforce development and has successfully placed thousands of job seekers into construction careers across the industry.

Building Builders is the only province-wide mentorship program serving BC’s construction industry, filling an important gap in an academic-leaning culture that often does not adequately encourage the skilled trades as a career path. 

Expert, personal guidance can be difficult to access for job seekers without connections inside the industry, and it can take years for talent to get on an accelerated path.  The average age of an apprentice in BC is 27, and BCCA hopes that Building Builders will help first year apprentices get started earlier and stay in the system by providing personalized, ongoing career guidance.

Anyone seriously interested in exploring a construction career should apply for one of the 300 mentee positions.  Building Builders will carefully match each mentee with a successful leader in construction who aligns with their goals and life experience. All mentors are carefully screened to ensure they have been working in the industry for at least 10 years, and program staff will stay connected and help facilitate a productive experience for everyone.

Early adopters to the program include Ellis Don, Penfolds Roofing, and Corrcoat Services Inc.

Building Builders is funded to run for three years, and support 300 mentees through a 12-month mentorship period.  Mentees will receive Site Ready safety training, and mentees and mentor companies will receive culture training through the Builders Code.

Mentors and mentees should go to to apply.

Funding for Building Builders has been provided by the Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada. 

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