BCIT receives $5.5M donation to develop Trades Foundation for Youth Program


The British Columbia Institute of Technology has received a $5.5M donation from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Seaspan ULC and Southern Railway of British Columbia. This gift will be used to create the , through which BCIT will provide technical training at four high schools for in-demand trades: Piping, Electrical, Metal Fabrication, and Marine Fitter. The funding will focus on reducing barriers for students who want to pursue a trades career and will contribute to the costs of renovating the training spaces at the four high schools, equipment, BCIT instruction and materials, safety gear, tools, textbooks, and transportation costs.