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Newsletter - APRIL 7, 2016
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News
Kinley enters Construction Hall of Fame - 2016
Construction Project Management Intern Students
Canada-Alberta Job Grant Member Survey
Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training Scholarships
Thank you 2016 Expo Sponsors
CCA Education: 
    - Building a Cohesive Leadership Team
    - Microsoft Project for Construction
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - April 6, 2016
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - April 5, 2016
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News

 

 
   
 
KINLEY ENTERS CONSTRUCTION HALL OF FAME

The name is familiar to most all in the construction industry, as Dave Kinley, Chief Executive of the Concept Group, which is dedicated to electrical construction excellence, was presented with the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) Ted Walden Award at the association’s Annual General Meeting on March 22nd.

Dave received his journeyman ticket at the young age of 21, and after working on the tools and working his way up in management with various electrical firms, Kinley decided twenty years ago to venture out on his own. Since then Concept has grown year after year, and now has 600 employees working in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Known for his passion to help youth build a career in construction, Concept has received CCA’s “Building Futures Award” in 2004, 2005, 2008 and again in 2012. Kinley believes in respect for all individuals... Read More


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Construction Project Management Intern Students

The Calgary Construction Association is once again working with SAIT’s BSc. Construction Project Management (4 year degree) program to assist third-year students in finding summer internships.

These students must complete a summer internship (15 weeks between May and August). There are 35 students this year looking for placements. Please note that only third-year BSc.CPM students are eligible to do their internships.

If you are interested in hiring one of these students or wish to receive resumes and cover letters for review, please contact Jade at by phoning 403-291-3350 or email mail@cca.cc

Click here for more information on the program.


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Canada-Alberta Job Grant Member Survey: Improving Member Access to Funding

ACA is considering partnering with the Government of Alberta to offer streamlined access to the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (the Group Submission Pilot Program). This will allow our members to easily access funding that will cover two-thirds of the cost of training (up to $10,000 per person) until April 2017.

Please take this quick survey http://goo.gl/forms/Y7IBggyD4R on your company's training, the current Canada-Alberta Job Grant, and the potential pilot program. Your answers will help us design a program that best fits the industry's needs.

The deadline for response is April 8th. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

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The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board Family of Scholarships - 2016 

The Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships are designed to recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices and trainees and to encourage them to continue to complete their apprenticeship or occupational training.

The CCA has many hard copy applications available if you would like to apply for one of these $1,000 scholarships.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2016

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CCA Education
Building a Cohesive Leadership Team

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Members $35 +GST
Non-Members $50 +GST
*PRICE NOTE*: You now only have to pay for the first person and can bring as many people as you like from your company for one fee.
Having high overhead costs, underbidding, and low productivity eaten up what remains of your razor-thin profit margins? In this one-day interactive seminar, Wayne Newell draws upon 35 years of financial and construction-contracting experience to help you recognize problem projects, identify unwanted expenses, increase productivity, and manage overhead expenses.





   
 
Microsoft Project for Construction - Two Day

Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7:45 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Members $700+GST Non-Members $910+GST

Do you need to translate estimates into schedules? Submit electronic project plans and Gantt charts with bids? Manage workloads and workflow? If you've ever had to juggle dozens of functions and hundreds of tasks all while trying to stay on budget, meet your deadlines and keep every stakeholder informed along the way, then this course is for you!


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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.


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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 the CCA members and those involved in the construction industry.

Construction Industry Ethics Course Now Available

BuildForce Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Construction Association, has launched a new Construction Industry Ethics course. Developed by industry for industry, this online course can guide your employees through the various ethical matters they face every day:

• Takes about four hours to complete
• Can be blended with classroom training to enhance the learning experience
• Will be mandatory for Gold Seal Certification

BuildForce online training is available through a network of distributors across the country. View course demo.

April 5, 2016 News


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Calendar of Events

April 5 - 29 | Blueprint Reading II - Multiple Day Program
April 6 - 8 | Lean Construction Institute Canada (LCI-C) Conference and Training Plan
April 12 | Building a Cohesive Leadership Team
April 14 | Expo Exhibitor & Volunteer Meeting
April 20 | 10th Annual Construction Career Expo
Date TBC | CCDC Seminar AM Session
Date TBC | CCDC Seminar PM
May 2 - 3 | Two Day Microsoft Project for Construction
May 4 | Microsoft Excel (Novice) for Construction
May 5-7 | CCA Board of Directors' Conference
May 9 | Hone Your Skills to be a "Super" Superintendent
May 13 | Strategic Thinking: Achieve Extraordinary Results
May 19 | OAEC Education: Modelling the Way 
June 8 & 9 | Construction 101
June 20 | Microsoft Excel (Advanced) for Construction
June 21 - 22 | Two Day ADVANCED Microsoft Project for Construction

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