The mission of the BCIT Next Program is to provide students studying in areas adjacent to real estate development (architecture, engineering, construction management, interior design, and trades) the opportunity to learn from, and network with, esteemed professionals in Metro Vancouver’s real estate industry. The BCIT Next Program is gender-inclusive.
BCIT chose to partner with WLI BC in order to provide their students with the opportunity to tap into WLI BC’s vast network of construction and development professionals in Metro Vancouver’s real estate industry.
The program is part of WLI BC’s ongoing effort to raise the profile and visibility of women in leadership roles – bringing these industry-leading voices to the students of BCIT.
About the Program
In the BCIT Next Program, students will:
- Attend exclusive events featuring senior-level individuals in the construction, trades, development, planning, and design professions.
- Participate in private tours of developments in Metro Vancouver.
- Gain tangible knowledge and insights into the real estate industry.
Next aims to provide students with tangible knowledge and assist with the transition from school to full-time work. There will also be opportunities to connect with both the Young Leaders Group (YLG) and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) which are both local volunteer initiatives within the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of British Columbia.
The program is open to BCIT students in various areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Interior Design
- Architectural & Building Technology
- Architectural & Structural CADD
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Management
- Trades Discovery
- Trades and Apprenticeship (e.g. Electrical, Carpentry, Joinery, Welding, Piping)
So, what’s next?
As a student, have you ever asked yourself this question? If so, this program is for you!
The BCIT Next Program will give you the opportunity to visualize your next step by hearing from industry professionals, learning about their career growth, and gaining key insights and contacts for whatever comes ‘next’ for you.
To be eligible for the program, you must be registered as a full-time or part-time student at BCIT during the 2021-2022 academic year. This program is free of charge and open to all students.
Please apply by submitting your completed application form to email@example.com by Monday, October 4, 2021.
Download the BCIT Next Program in partnership with WLI BC brochure here.
For general inquiries about the BCIT Next Program, please contact Marita Luk, Business Development Manager, BCIT School of Construction and the Environment.
Please contact WLI BC for any inquiries regarding the application of if you are interested in sponsoring this program.