Directors reviewed a number of items, including:
Industry partnerships with K-Grade 12 education
ACA to flesh out it’s K-12 education strategy that considers the following points:
1. Where does ACA add value and not duplicate / interfere with initiatives and partnerships of Local Construction Associations?
2. What are truly provincial initiatives?
3. How do we maximize return on investment?
Public Funding of Private Delivery of Apprenticeship Training
The Board unanimously passed the following motion:
ACA opposes, and encourages Canadian Construction Association to oppose, federal government funding of apprenticeship training through the Canada Jobs Grant Program. Areas where the Jobs Grant should be used include pre-apprenticeship training and post-journeyman upgrading.
ACA opposes any fragmentation of the apprenticeship system that follows from public funding of private delivery of apprenticeship training.
Training of BIM Practitioners
The Board also is providing comments on proposed approaches of educational institutions in training BIM practitioners.
Safety in Education Curriculum
ACA’s Brian Freemark is developing recommendations for Government.
ACA continues to seek information to examine best practices to reduce occupational exposure to silica dust.
Refusal of Modified Work
The Board continues to review options of providing industry opposition to the WCB position that the WCB obligation to pay compensation does not end in situations where the employee has been terminated with cause.