Nevertheless, apprentices are technically necessary for all public projects, in accordance with government policy. However, the Directive does not indicate how many. In the past, BC Hydro has generally collaborated with the Allied Hydro Council, an umbrella organization of unions. The first AHC collective agreement was signed in 1961 under the leadership of Prime Minister W.A.C Bennett, with a simple premise: BC Hydro would provide work and the union council would provide skilled labor and not guarantee strikes. The agreement updated in 2013 also ensures that work on the projects goes to union members. IUOE Local 115 and other consumer construction unions were excluded from the first phase of construction of Site C under bc Liberals. Please apply directly to companies that have been awarded contracts for the construction of the project, as BC Hydro does not accept resumes on behalf of the project companies. BC Hydro will, however, facilitate the hiring process by listing successful companies and their contact information on this page of the site. . . .