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Kiewit donates $250,000 to BCIT for the Trades and Technology Complex


BCIT and Kiewit unveiled the Kiewit Tool Room at NE4 (Carpentry) in recognition of Kiewit’s generous gift of $250,000 to the INSPIRE Campaign.

BCIT Foundation was excited to welcome more than 30 guests including representatives from Kiewit, BCIT leadership, staff, and students to the Kiewit Unveiling Celebration.

Kobie Smith, a Haisla Nation member, Indigenous student champion, and Student Association Indigenous Council Member, BCIT.
Kobie Smith a Haisla Nation member Indigenous student champion and Student Association Indigenous Council Member at BCIT

We were grateful to begin the event with a land acknowledgement by Broadcast and Online Journalism student Kobie Smith, a Haisla Nation member, Indigenous student champion, and Student Association Indigenous Council Member at BCIT.

The event celebrated Kiewit’s donation in support of the future Trades and Technology Complex which will increase access, capacity and capability to produce the skilled workforce that is needed to support BC’s current and future growth. Kiewit’s investment helps ensure students have access to a transformational applied learning experience and an environment designed to serve their future careers, the future of industry and the future of our province.

Josh St Cyr, Project Director, Kiewit standing next to BCIT students, and staff, and faculty.
Josh St Cyr Project Director Kiewit standing next to BCIT students and staff and faculty

As a long-time partner of BCIT spanning over 20 years, Kiewit philanthropic partnership includes supporting BCIT’s Distinguished Awards gala, student career fairs, and student achievement awards. Kiewit also supports initiatives such as the Entry Skills for Architectural, Construction and Engineering (ACE) fields microcredential program allowing high school students and recent graduates to explore introductory design and technical skills in these fields.

Kiewit’s commitment to excellence has made a lasting impact across the institution and will further help to foster the next generation of leaders to come.


Jennifer Figner, BCIT Provost and Vice President, Academic

“As a leader in construction and engineering in North America, Kiewit understand the value of investing back into the industry, and paving the way forward.”

Ryan Tones, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Construction Services ULC

“Kiewit partners together with like-minded organizations who share our goal: to develop a talented workforce, ready to tackle BC and Canada’s biggest construction and engineering challenges,” said Ryan Tones, Senior Vice President of Kiewit Construction Services ULC.  “We are proud to support BCIT’s INSPIRE Campaign and help connect more students to practical, industry-integrated learning.”

About BCIT

For nearly 60 years, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been delivering flexible, relevant, and future-proof education that prepares learners to provide applied solutions to industry challenges. As one of BC’s largest post-secondary institutes with five campuses, 300+ programs, and over 45,000 students enrolled each year, BCIT connects education, industry, and government in building an agile workforce.

About Kiewit

Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. Our construction and design engineering professionals work on some of the industry’s most complex, challenging and rewarding projects – whether it’s boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy, or building bridges that connect communities. Kiewit people tackle important projects of every size, in any market.

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BCIT leadership; Kiewit guests; BCIT students, and BCIT School of Construction faculty and staff.