WorkSafeBC new resources for craft-brewery
WorkSafeBC is providing new health and safety resources for B.C.’s craft-brewery industry to help reduce injuries and incidents. The industry has tripled in size over the past ten years, growing from 54 employers to more than 160. With rapid growth of a new industry, the risk of workplace hazards can increase. From 2008 to 2017, […]
Robotics Team Places in Top 10
The BC Alliance for Manufacturing was proud to sponsor Clayton Heights Secondary's robotics club, Team 7135 "System Reset" in the global FIRST Robotics Championship.
They fled war in Syria. Today, they manufacture emergency equipment for Canadians
Refugees introduced to employers thanks to an eight-week training program run by B.C. Alliance for Manufacturing, which pairs trainees with Canadian companies. Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) through the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, the course has helped almost 100 refugees prepare for Canadian workplaces and find jobs across B.C.
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B.C. pilot project looks to find jobs for Syrian refugees
A new pilot project has teamed with British Columbia’s manufacturing sector to provide jobs for Syrian refugees, helping them integrate into their new country and boost jobs in the industry at the same time.
Marcus Ewert-Johns: Despite what one might think, B.C. manufacturing is thriving
“Manufacturing is dead.” “Manufacturing is ‘dirty’ and doesn’t align with our shift toward increased environmental sustainability.” “Manufacturing positions are low-paying, and haven’t we shipped these jobs abroad already?”These are comments we hear all too often. However, in truth, it is difficult to overstate the importance of the manufacturing industry for the B.C. economy.October marks the start of Manufacturing Month, and an occasion to recognize the critical role played by this industry. It is a pillar of our economy, thrives within our port city, and bolsters communities and families across the province.