BC Construction Association becomes first recipient of award for diversity in the construction industry
The BC Construction Association (BCCA) is the first recipient of the Canadian Construction Association's (CCA) Workforce Excellence Award.
The award recognizes BCCA as a champion of diversity and inclusion in the construction industry and the demonstrated results delivered by its workforce development programs. BCCA initiatives such as the Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP), Integrating Newcomers, and the Builders Code have connected thousands of British Columbians to careers in the skilled construction trades, and are helping to drive a long-overdue culture change across industry.
"It's good to be acknowledged for our dedication to workforce development, which has been a focus of BCCA for many years" acknowledged Chris Atchison, BCCA President. "There are thousands of people who wouldn't be working successfully in our industry today without the support of BCCA programs and services. We share this achievement with the provincial and federal funders and all the collaborators who are helping us build a productive and resilient industry."
"We appreciate that the CCA has created this important award category," says Atchison. "There has never been a more important time for our industry to demonstrate its dedication to supporting diversity in the workforce, and BCCA is proud to be leading the charge."