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NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 7, 2016
 
 

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CCA Creates New Scholarships to Celebrate SAIT's Centennial Year

The CCA has made a $50,000 donation to SAIT Polytechnic in commemoration of SAIT's centennial in 2016. This donation has been matched by the Government of Alberta as part of their Access to the Future Fund, which supports innovation and excellence within Alberta's advanced learning system.

Through this donation, two annual scholarships of $1,750 are now available in perpetuity to one female and one male who are entering their studies in a SAIT School of Construction degree, diploma, or apprenticeship program. This will also include the School of Manufacturing apprenticeship programs of electrician, iron worker, crane operator, and welder.

This scholarship is the perfect way to mark the CCA's longstanding relationship with SAIT, and help the construction industry's workforce thrive.





   
 
CCA Member Scholarships - Apply Today!
 
Six $2,000 scholarships per academic year may be awarded to CCA member employees, part-time employees, or dependents. All applications must be pursuing advanced education in a business or construction related field to be eligible.


Deadline to Apply: February 19, 2016.

Successful applicants will be awarded the scholarships at the CCA's Annual General Meeting, which will take place on March 22.



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CCA Annual General Meeting Save the Date
 
The CCA is looking forward to hosting you at our Annual General Meeting on March 22 at WinSport.

Stay tuned for further announcements about the event.



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Young Construction Leaders Committee Application


The new Young Construction Leaders Committee (YCLC) is looking for members to serve on the committee. Applications are open to employees of CCA member companies who are 35 years old or younger.

The mandate of the YCLC is to: provide Young Construction Leaders (YCL) with opportunities for mentorship and to strengthen professional relationships; enable the exchange of ideas impacting YCL; and to contribute to educational and social programs for YCL.

Those interested in being a part of the YCLC can fill out this application form.

Deadline to apply is February 12, 2016.


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Save the Date: OAEC IV
 
The next installment of the annual OAEC Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at the BMO Centre from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

This workshop is structured to bring all industry partners together in a collaborative environment to interactively discuss practical everyday topics of common interest. Often each party does not understand the world that the other lives in, why things are done in a certain manner, and the impact of those decisions on others. Open dialogue encourages the industry to collectively find best practices for common issues.

This event will consist of four How-To Sessions, which are set in a roundtable environment to foster discussions leading to best practices and solutions. These Sessions will be:

-How to Determine the Right Project Delivery Method for Your Project

-How to be Ethical in the Construction Industry

-How to Attract Youth to be Successors

-How to Build a Team With Different Mindsets and Hats

Stay tuned for more information on this event.


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Calgary Construction Association Education

Driving Accountability throughout the Organization: It starts with the Leadership Team.
January 21, 7:15 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

Mastering personal workflow is a foundational skill set for all employees, but particularly leaders if they are to achieve a culture of accountability. Leaders who don’t have the tools, processes and discipline to manage the deluge of information, priorities decisions and urgencies that arise each day will be unable to function as effective leaders, or to set an example for the organization.



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Two Day ADVANCED Microsoft Project for Construction
January 26 - 27, 7:45 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

This workshop has been specifically developed for the Project Manager, Estimator or Site Supervisor who is a user of Microsoft Project software. The course demonstrates and allows you to put into practice advanced features of Microsoft Project to execute streamlined project tracking, management and cost control.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!


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Tax Planning Update for 2016

CCA member firm Hamilton and Rosenthal Chartered Accountants LLP. has published a tax planning update for the new year.

Assuming the Liberal Tax Platform becomes law in 2016, those with taxable income under $125,000 will be unaffected by the Alberta and Federal tax increases. For those individuals with taxable income over $125,000, personal income tax rates will increase slightly in 2015, but significantly in 2016. And for those individuals with taxable income over $200,000, personal income tax rates will increase slightly in 2015 but drastically in 2016.

View the comprehensive update here.


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Alberta's Short-Term Employment Forecast Reveals Jobs in Demand

The newly released Short-Term Employment Forecast (STEF) provides a three-year overview of occupations expected to be in demand in Alberta from 2015 - 2017. It examines 467 occupations and ranks them in categories of high, moderately high, medium, and low demand.

Now is the right time to consider strengthening your workforce and plan for future staff shortages. STEF can help you stay ahead of your competition and start looking for the best candidates for your business.

If budget is a challenge, The Government of Alberta supports businesses like yours through grant programs. Learn more and take advantage of the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG).


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Safety Image of the Week
 
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Alberta Construction Association News
The ACA leads Alberta's construction industry in government advocacy, public relations, industry practices and partnerships, and promotion of a skilled workforce. 

Reflecting on 2015: The Year of Change
2015 was a year of change for our province. Politically and economically we have seen upheaval at all levels. Gone was a 44 year old government dynasty, with it an agenda change as big as any we have had in the province for a number of years. Read more



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Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly is an electronic newsletter published each week by the Canadian Construction Association. It contains relevant articles and information for CCA members and those involved in the construction industry.

Infrastructure Renaissance’ in 2015: Industry
Infrastructure prevailed as one of the key topics on the campaign trail during the 2015 federal election and it also was the top newsmaker this year for the CCA and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies — Canada. "It was gratifying to see that infrastructure was so high on the political radar," says CCA president Michael Atkinson. "I can remember 15, 20 years ago, where some of us used to sit down and say how can we get infrastructure on the list of agenda topics." Read more


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January 12 | Key Skills and Processes that make a "Super" Superintendent (SOLD OUT)
January 13 | Blueprint Reading I - Multiple Day Program 
January 21 | Driving Accountability throughout the Organization: It starts with the Leadership Team
January 26 & 27 | Two Day Advanced Microsoft Project for Construction
January 28 | Determine if you have a Dispute that is Worthwhile! 
February 4 | Lean Construction Institute-Canada (LCI-C) Forum
February 5 | Quality Construction Documents
February 9 | The Execution Imperative: Why Some Companies Thrive in Uncertain Times
February 24 | OAEC IV "Success Through Collaboration" Workshop
March 1 | The Role of Legal Counsel (AM) 
March 1 | Deciding on the Venue for the Resolution of Disputes (PM) 
March 2 | Talent Succession for Growing Businesses
March 16 | Working with your Banker to Show you the Money!
March 17 | How to Run Your Own Trial in Provincial Court
March 22 | CCA Annual General Meeting
March 22 & 23 | Construction 101 "Putting the Construction Pieces Together" 
March 29 | Transitioning Your Company for Success and Ensuring Its Legacy
March 31 | Cold Weather Construction
April 5 & 6 | Two Day Accounting for Non-Financial Managers' Seminar
April 5 | Blueprint Reading II - Multiple Day Program
April 7 | Profitable Contracting Seminar 
April 12 | Building a Cohesive Leadership Team

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