Construction Careers



The BCA has a Skilled Trades Promotion Committee whose responsibility is to raise the profile and awareness of skilled trades as a viable career option. This committee meets regularly to find new ways to encourage students to enter the trades.

Several advancements achieved in 2022 include:

  • Virtual site tour during the construction of the new Mnoyaawgamig Building – Place of Well-Being – on Rama Road
  • The Jordan Abercrombie Memorial Scholarship was awarded to three local students entering the trades. 2021 recipients:
    • Isaac Boone – Electrical Apprentice (3rd term)
    • Rebecca Elder – Electrical Apprentice (2nd term)
    • Aaron Crang – Civil Engineering Technology
  • A dedicated Skilled Trades webpage was added to the BCA website – a resource to both school boards and students
  • Connecting schools/students with members – Simcoe County boards and students were invited to our member BBQ last September

A variety of endeavours are under construction:

  • Construction Career Day will take place in October – students will gain first-hand experience as they tour local job sites
  • Georgian College Career Day – a two-day event taking place at the Barrie and Midland campuses in early 2023
  • Additional virtual site tours will be added to our Skills Trades webpage