skilled trades

Mike Randall, a graduate of Camosun College’s fine furniture program, was named the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner for 2022. (Courtesy Camosun College)

Fine furniture specialist receives Camosun’s distinguished alumni award

Lifetime learner Mike Randall achieving business success by following his dream

 

Riota Vangenne, a Grade 12 student at Royal Bay Secondary, demonstrates a rocket stove he built in welding class. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

New welding equipment at Colwood, Sooke high schools part of SD62 trades training

CWB Welding Foundation grant purchases equipment for Royal Bay, Edward Milne

 

A glazier apprentices at the Finishing Trades Institute of B.C. in Surrey. Glazier is one of the most in-demand trades. (Photo: BC Building Trades)

College of BC Building Trades opens its (virtual) doors as hub for B.C. schools

‘One-stop shop to learn about career opportunities in the unionized construction industry’

  • Apr 27, 2022

 

Adam Kent is a master stonemason who is carrying on the legacy of the craft, having learned from a line of masters before him. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Fifth-generation stonemason carries on historic craft on Saanich Peninsula

Adam Kent hopes to pass on legacy of crafting detail and quality to his son

Adam Kent is a master stonemason who is carrying on the legacy of the craft, having learned from a line of masters before him. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The number of skilled trades workers available is not enough to fill the current construction boom in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Influx of skilled tradespeople falling behind Greater Victoria construction boom

Thousands of positions will be needed by 2030, despite flow of Camosun trades students

The number of skilled trades workers available is not enough to fill the current construction boom in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bronté Freeman is the owner and operator of Victoria custom fabrication and design business, Freeman Fabrication. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Female-owned welding business is a Victoria trailblazer

When Bronté Freeman first tried welding five years ago she was ‘instantly mesmerized’

Bronté Freeman is the owner and operator of Victoria custom fabrication and design business, Freeman Fabrication. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)