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Giving back to the community

Posted on May 22, 2018

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On Friday, May 11, 20 students from VCC’s Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technology program, along with project lead, Kelly Whitman, department leader, Bruce McGarvie, instructors Maurice Della-Savia and Ron Palma, and program coordinator, Timothy Conklin, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver.

Students from VCC's civil/structural, architectural, and steel detailing technician programs spent the day laying joists, building a deck, demolishing a shed, and then rebuilding a new shed, framing doors, and relocating approximately two tons of building materials. When complete, Habitat for Humanity and their many volunteers will have built six detached homes for families who are currently living in substandard housing, with a combined family income of $40,000 or less. When the families move from their Habitat for Humanity home, the organization returns 80% back to the family in order to aid help with purchasing their own homes.

Attend an upcoming CAD & BIM technology info session to learn how you can be employed in just 10 months.

If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering in your community, VCC offers a part-time Volunteer Management program.

For more photos, visit the CAD & BIM technology Facebook page.