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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 202: BCCA president Chris Atchison on new apprenticeship funding

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On this episode of the Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) president Chris Atchison about a new federal initiative which puts $21 million in funding towards B.C. employers hiring a minimum of 2,100 first-year apprentices in eligible Red Seal trades over the next two years.

Atchison said the BCCA will manage the campaign in British Columbia while working with many construction industry stakeholders to ensure employers are able to hire apprentices and help laborers they already employ move to apprenticeship.

Additional incentives will be used to encourage hiring from equity-deserving groups to create welcoming and inclusive workplaces.

 You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to the previous podcast featuring OndeWork president and CEO Tony McGrath here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next episode.

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