What to expect after you apply.
Your application lets us know that you’re interested; now comes your chance to impress us. If you would like the opportunity to interview for a spot in our program, we require some more work on your part.
- Just like applying for a job, we want you to send us your resume and cover letter. Be sure to personalize it for the BFY program. We want your cover letter and resume saved as a single word document or PDF. Check out our Resources for more hints on preparing an entry-level resume HERE.
- As part of the co-op program, we will require you to submit a completed Community Reference Form (also available in French) and the Teacher Reference Form (also available in French). You can check with your co-op teacher for more information on these forms.
- Lastly, we want you to submit a written response to the question “Where are you interested in working”? This doesn’t have to be an essay, but we want you to put some thought into where you would hope to have a work placement if you were accepted into BFY. Construction work is always changing, and many times companies are doing work far from where their offices are located. This isn’t about “choosing” a company in your area, but it’s a start to letting us know what you’re interested in exploring. You could tell us about certain employers that interest you, or you could suggest some of the work you might be interested in doing. How you answer this question is up to you, but it will be a part of the discussion for your interview into the program. Once you have your completed resume & cover letter (together in one document), two co-op reference forms, and your answer to “where are you interested in working?”, submit them by email to Tanya Reddick at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, contact Lori or check with your teacher.
If these three items are submitted by January 31, 2022, then you will be offered a chance to interview for a spot in the Building Futures for Youth 2022 Program year. Interviews will take place from February through March. Check HERE for hints on how to prepare for an Interview.
If accepted into the program, you will attend a Mandatory Family Information session in April, NSCC Safety training in May/June, and be ready to work by July for 200 hours through the summer.