Announcing a fantastic fully-funded opportunity for carpenters and ironworkers in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to learn about mass timber through a part-time, hybrid learning program with BCIT and the Prince’s Trust Canada.

What is mass timber?
Mass timber is a building method that uses state-of-the-art technology to glue, nail, or dowel wood products together in layers. The results are large structural panels, posts, and beams. These exceptionally strong and versatile products are known as mass timber. More info:

Who is the program for?
Participants must be 18-30 years of age, living in the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island, have at least one year of work experience in carpentry or ironwork and have completed a minimum Foundation program in either discipline. The program coordinators are especially interested in including Indigenous, Black and people of colour, queer and female-identifying individuals.

When will the program be taking place?
For 6 months starting in January 2023, the cohort will be meeting online twice a month for 1.5 hour sessions, followed by two weeks of in-person practicum to gain hands-on experience constructing a mass timber building at BCIT in June 2023.

Please pass on this info to anyone you know who might be interested in applying: Brianna Savage from the Prince’s Trust Canada is available at and ready to talk with anyone wanting to apply, as well as answer any questions.

Click here for the full information package: