Each year Concert’s industry partners generously come together to participate in a fun golf tournament aimed at raising funds for trades training programs across Canada. This year, held on two bright September days in Vancouver and Toronto, Concert’s 19th annual event raised $350,000.
Proceeds from the “space-themed” tournament will go toward trades training at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), to trades programs at George Brown College and the Hammer Heads program in Toronto, and to the STEP Up program for women at Vancouver Island’s Camosun College.
Concert first became involved with BCIT over twenty years ago by providing financial support directly to trades training students, as well as establishing the Trades Discovery Program which empowers students to begin their careers in the construction trades. Concert later became involved with George Brown College, initiating a new scholarship program for the George Brown College Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET). And this year, for the first time, Concert is pleased to support STEP Up, the primary gateway for women entering trades education on the BC coast.
“Over the past 20 years we have raised $2.7M toward trades training across Canada,” says Concert President and Chief Operating Officer Brian McCauley. “An adequate supply of skilled labour in both Ontario and British Columbia is critical our industry’s success, and at Concert we believe in taking an active role in supporting trades.”
Thank you to our generous 2016 sponsors!