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Let’s Build a Better Construction Workforce: ACA Needs You!

Recruitment of talented workers is a key priority for Owners of ACA member firms, according to a finding from an ACA survey of top issues for 2021.

Supports for skilled trades professionals such as the apprenticeship grants are already in place.

But as membership in ACA’s Linkedin Group demonstrates, construction employs many skilled professionals in fields as diverse as project management, safety, finance, law, business development, marketing, procurement, and IT.

ACA’s Board recently endorsed the Alberta Government vision Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs that every post secondary student has the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning.

ACA is seeking volunteers to help shape a partnership of industry, government, and post secondary education to bring this Vision to life and create Work Integrated Learning Opportunities in Alberta’s construction industry.

ACA is requesting volunteers to sit on an ad hoc committee to develop a proposed program, with the work of the committee to wrap up by Fall 2021.  The commitment is expected to be half a dozen afternoon meetings between March and August.

Some of the work of the committee will be to address questions from AB Advanced Education to help shape Work Integrated Learning experiences that are valuable for both the employer and for the student.

The outcome of the committee’s work is to develop a program endorsed and implemented by ACA, the Government of Alberta, and the post secondary institutions.

Want to make sure that construction is a career of choice for Alberta’s post-secondary grads?
Email to get involved.