PCL Supports Construction Trade Students

PCL's Randy Callaghan meets with students in BCIT's School of Construction.
PCL's Randy Callaghan meets with students in BCIT's School of Construction.

With the demand for skilled workers in the construction industry at an all-time high, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. has generously provided the BCIT Foundation with a gift of $500,000 to support students in the construction trades.

The PCL gift will be divided into two parts. The first $420,000 will increase the number of tradespeople trained at BCIT over the next three years. The remaining $80,000 funds a permanent endowment providing student awards for the best and brightest applicants to construction trades training programs at BCIT.

"British Columbia is currently facing the largest shortage of skilled tradespeople in recent history. In order to help sustain both the short-term and long-term viability of this important industry, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. is taking a leadership role, and making a major gift to support the next generation of tradespeople in Western Canada,” said Anibal Valente, Vice-President and District Manager, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

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