Industry professionals share their advice of how to get into a trades career.

Taking a trades class is about learning life long skills.

This educator is using The Rubric to help students measure their progress.

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HOW IT WORKS

Through a series of engagement activities, young people are challenged to work through and track the activities that lead them to become employable in the skilled trades and technologies.

The Right Attitude, Skills & Knowledge

Through consultation with industry and educators across the province, having the right attitude, skills and knowledge were identified as the three core expectations of young people as they start out in the construction industry.  This concept of three core attributes is shared with students as the Industry ASK.

Through guided discussion and activity, students are introduced to the various ways that they can develop and demonstrate that they have the Industry ASK.  The Rubric is one tool that is used in classrooms and on worksites across the province to initiative discussion around what is and isn’t acceptable work behavior.

As students continue to develop an understanding of what it means to have “The Industry ASK”, they move on to the FutureBuilder online tool.

FOCUS, PLAN, TAKE ACTION

FutureBuilder is an online tool that guides students through activities that give them experiences that will demonstrate they have the Attitude, Skills and Knowledge required of a new hire.

Students use FutureBuilder as a tool to plan and document their high school experience, while graduating students use it to prepare for apprenticeship. From Job Shadowing to joining a Sports Team or Club, the experiences that young people are accumulating are enabling them to become ready for life after school.

Through FutureBuilder, employers can create a company profile to receive and sort portfolios that students share with them. Employers can use the App to identify potential workers early in their career development and provide support and guidance to help the next generation realize their potential.

Access the FutureBuilder Workbook to view the types of activities students are completing within the app.

A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Through our Skills Ready initiative, we are able to build bridges between industry and the next generation of skilled professionals. By bringing industry members to the classroom via presentations and showcase events, youth are able to begin building their professional networks while still in school. In many cases these connections have enabled young people to land their first job on the way to apprenticeship much sooner than if they had attempted to connect with an employer on their own.

GET READY

Everyday young people are developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge that employers look for in new workers. From positions on the soccer team to the projects taken on at home – young people are continually learning and developing themselves to be ready to begin their career after high school.

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Victoria, BC / V9B 0A5

T  250 220 5861

info@constructionfoundation.ca

VICTORIA

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T  250 532 2918

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CONTACT DAVE

T  250 300 9208

 

VANCOUVER

CONTACT RENE

T  604 787 2027

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