Recognizing that skilled tradespeople are an essential part of the development and construction industry, Concert has been working with its industry partners to raise funds in support of trades training though the company’s annual golf tournaments. Throughout December 2015 and January 2016, Concert was proud to have distributed nearly $300,000 between four organizations who provide valuable employment training.
George Brown College in Toronto received a cheque for $90,000 to be distributed through the “Concert Properties & Partners Awards” program which provides entrance awards and scholarships to students in the school’s Building Automation and Construction Trades Techniques programs.
Hammer Heads received $75,000 in support of their skill and employment-based training program that exposes students to numerous construction trades. Their mission is to connect young people from under-resourced communities across the Greater Toronto Area to apprenticeship career opportunities that they might otherwise have difficulty accessing.
A $25,000 donation made to Mission Possible will support their efforts to help people challenged by homelessness and poverty in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside achieve a renewed sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work.
BCIT received $100,000 to provide graduation grants to those who complete the “Concert Properties & Industry Partners Trades Discovery Program” which allows students to explore careers in approximately 20 different construction trades. Funds are also awarded as grants to students who continue their education by enrolling in a specialty trades training program.
Concert has helped raise $2.3 million since 2002 for trades training across British Columbia and Ontario thanks to the support and generosity of our industry partners.