Congratulations, Graves Electrical! Building Futures for Youth (BFY) are pleased to present Graves Electrical with the 2023 BFY Host Employer Award! Graves Electrical first joined the BFY program in 2010 and have taken on 23 students over the years, including three students in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) region this summer. Pictured below is Graves Electrical representative, Dwayne Raynard, alongside CANS BFY Team, Adam Gilbert and Tanya Reddick. Q&A — Why does Graves Electrical choose to participate in the Building Futures for Youth (BFY) Program year over year? Graves feels it is very important to instill confidence [...]
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Leaders of Tomorrow How the Next Generation of Industry Professionals Will Help Solve the Construction Labour Shortage EXCERPT — "Despite boots on the ground, cranes in the sky and major project activity happening across the province, the future of the construction industry must diversify if it hopes to tackle an industry-wide labour shortage expected to increase over the next decade. "According to BuildForce Canada’s Construction & Maintenance Looking Forward report, an estimated 8,700 workers, or 28% of Nova Scotia’s 2020 labour force, are expected to retire over the next 10 years. The construction industry in Nova Scotia employs more [...]
2021 BFY DAY Video CANS and Building Futures for Youth are celebrating the close of a successful summer! While we couldn’t get together in our usual manner this year, our BFY Day video gives us a chance to honour the participants of our 2021 BFY Program. This 30-minute video features a celebration of our 2021 Host Employers and BFY Students along with congratulations from partners, Duncan Williams, President & CEO (Construction Association of Nova Scotia), Marjorie Davison, CEO (Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency) and Kathy Greeno, Director, Career Pathways (Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development). This year [...]
Mackenzie Hale completed the Building Futures for Youth program in 2018. Learn about her experience with the program, the work placement she completed at I Love Renovations, and where she is today.
Robert Stapleton completed the Building Futures for Youth program in 2017. Learn about his experience with the program, the work placement he completed at South Shore Glass and where he is today.
Morgan Laffin completed the Building Futures for Youth program in 2017. Learn about her experience with the program, the work placement she completed at Betty Ann Design and where she is today.
CANS Construction Connection was a flexible program that connected youth and educators with the construction industry, beyond the Building Futures for Youth summer employment program. The program provided a liaison for both youth and educators as well as industry and looks to help make connections between the two. The program provided co-op connections, field trips, special projects, and anything that falls outside of the BFY program, helping to engage youth with construction trade careers. A few stats: 1200+ students took part in CANS Construction Connection presentations 6 Construction Workplace Readiness Workshops Facilitated A few examples of past projects from CANS Construction [...]