In 2003 the membership of the BC Construction Roundtable established a scholarship program. The first scholarship was awarded to a student in graduate studies of Construction Management in Civil Engineering at UBC in 2004. The next year a second scholarship was added for a student studying Construction Management at BCIT in the bachelor degree program. And in 2010, a third scholarship was added for studies in the trades program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In 2012 six scholarships were awarded to two students at each of the educational institutions. In addition to a cash award, students are given a one year membership in the BCCR. Students apply through their faculty and are awarded a scholarship based on their need and their experience in the construction industry as well as their performance in their course work.
British Columbia Institute of Technology
The British Columbia Institute of Technology offers trades, technology, and professional programs with a fundamental commitment to the career success of its graduates. BCIT’s Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program is unique in Canada and provides qualified applicants the final two years of a bachelor’s degree. Taught by practicing, industry-based professionals, the program is specifically designed to build on prior education and work experience. It provides a broad base of management and business skills to help graduates function effectively within a management team in the construction industry.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
In 2010, the BCCR decided to support an educational program advancing the training of industry trades. The Carpentry/Building Construction program at KPU includes studies in the development of skills using tools and construction knowledge for residential framing and concrete formwork projects. Carpentry apprentices complete four levels of technical training including work-based experience. Upon graduation, students are trained for work in the construction industry.
University of British Columbia
The study of project management spans all phases of the project life cycle, from preliminary feasibility analysis and concept development through to project commissioning. The study of construction management focuses on the construction or execution phase. UBC’s Civil Engineering graduate program in project and construction management offers coursework-based Masters, Thesis-based Masters and PhD programs that range from a breadth of project management knowledge to specific practices in construction management. Graduates are highly qualified to contribute to sophisticated construction projects.