BC high schools receive $294,000 from private sector as Project Shop Class builds momentum
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS FROM NORTHERN GATEWAY, HOULE ELECTRIC, MORE
VANCOUVER, BC – February 21, 2014 – The Construction Foundation of BC received more than $294,000 for its Project Shop Class fundraising campaign at a kick-off dinner in Vancouver last night. Attendees included owners of many BC construction firms, senior executives from the automotive, oil, and gas sectors, and the Boards of Directors for all five of BC’s Construction Associations. The Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training, was also in attendance, along with a handful of local shop teachers who came out to hear if their school had been chosen as one of the finalists.
Four schools, one from each zone; Lower Mainland, Northern BC, Southern Interior and Vancouver Island were featured at the kick-off dinner. The schools were Britannia Secondary School in Vancouver, Mount Elizabeth Secondary School in Kitimat, Gold Trail School District and Spectrum Community School in Victoria. A surprise announcement at the dinner indicated that all 115 schools represented in the 89 submissions will have their requests met.