During the Work Slowdown

Now is a good time for health and safety training and apprenticeship training. Our apprenticeship training will soon be available with an online component to handle the classroom work and testing and scheduled practical sessions using proper physical distancing to protect your health. Let’s make lemon-aid out of this COVID19 lemon we have to chew on right now. Contact Sharon at the office 604-584-2021 or Geoff at 778-847-2472 to get you name on the list for apprenticeship training. Check back on this site for links to online health and safety training including the new Regional Safety Training Course. for now, enform/ossa (the new Energy Safety canada group) has extended the expiry date of all tickets that expire in the first half of 2020 to September.

Red Seal Completion

If you have completed your apprenticeship technical training and still need to write or re-write the red seal exam contact instructor Larry Heide through the office for information on red seal study information and consult with Sharon on how to schedule a re-write of the red seal.

Mentorship Matters Graduates

Wednesday January 30 2019 eight BAC 2 BCmembers completed the Train the Trainer for Mentorship Matters a program developed by Skill Plan our construction Industry Training Plan (supported by our affiliates) and Mentorship Matters. The local is doing this in an effort to increase skill level and improve the apprenticeship experience by teaching apprentices how to get the most out of their apprenticeship by asking the right questions and listening to the mentor, while also training our mentors techniques to help the apprentice learn and retain skills, paving the way to a future for our union and to ensure a trained workforce ready to take over as our members retire.

Mentorship Matters

BAC Local 2 BC and the Trowel Trades Training Association are taking part in the Mentorship Matters Project. The Local is seeking experienced and willing journeypersons to attend the train the trainer program for the Mentorship program January 30 2019. These members would take a one day train the trainer course and would then teach the half day courses for mentors and mentees. The future of our trade depends on better on the job training and mentorship. Contact Geoff Higginson at 778-847-2472 or the office at 604-584-2021. Mentorship Matters Program.

Job Stewards

Job Stewards require a good balance of experience in the trade and knowledge of the most current collective agreement.  This pocket reference gives the basic rules but is no replacement for experience and training.  Job stewards are officially assigned/appointed by the union.


Forklift Training This Week. Out of Work?

This week Thursday November 1 and Friday November 2 is counter balance and rough terrain forklift training.  Each ticket each day.  Come for two days and get both.  They are Ives Certifications.  Phone the office now.  1-855-584-2021.