Friday, May 10th, 2013

Construction Job Prospects Are Up in the City of Vancouver

Trades and Apprenticeships

BC’s Brighton College is offering three programs related to the construction industry.

The province of British Columbia has continued to undergo many changes since the start of 2013, with new buildings continually being announced in the city of Vancouver. The city recently announced that not only is it looking to expand or move the Vancouver Art Gallery, but also that Vancouver will be the home of a $24.7-million centre for refugees fleeing from famine and war in their home countries.

The province of British Columbia as a whole is also undergoing large-scale upgrades. The South Fraser Perimeter Road Project is also roughly mid-way through, with plans to continue into 2014.

Projects like these mean more jobs for construction workers in B.C. In fact, Work BC estimates that by 2015, the province will require as many as 24,800 workers and add an additional 1,300 job openings, some with a starting wage of $45,000 a year.

In response to the anticipated job boom, B.C.’s Brighton College is offering three programs related to the construction industry, including their 32-week diploma in Construction and Drafting Technician training. Graduates will have all the skills and knowledge required to work as construction technicians, civil engineering drafters, or construction project coordinators, among others. A 4-week practicum with a local construction firm gives graduates job training and work experience before officially entering the workforce.

Check out any of Brighton’s campuses in Vancouver and Burnaby, as well as their newest campus in Surrey today!

Colleges mentioned: Brighton College

Jessica Hurford
Author: Jessica Hurford
Jessica Hurford is a Social Media Coordinator and Copywriter at Brighton College in Vancouver, B.C. She recently graduated with a B.A. in Communication from Simon Fraser University.
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