NAIT Offers Blue Seal Training Program

NAIT is once again offering information on its Blue Seal training program. The Blue Seal program was established by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board to encourage and recognize business training.

If you would like a full package of how NAIT Corporate and International Training can support your business needs, please let Ali Saunders, Account Manager, know as she would be happy to mail or deliver the information to your office.

Click the link to take advantage of the Canada Job Grant. Or to look at the program further you can click here. You can contact Ali here.

Conference Board of Canada Predicts Recovery in Commercial Construction

“Not only is the residential construction industry seeing a downturn in housing starts, but spending on home renovations is now showing signs of weakness too. In all, we expect price-adjusted spending growth in the residential construction industry to average less than one per cent per year through 2020,” says Michael Burt, director in industrial trends at the Conference Board of Canada. “Meanwhile, non-residential construction is positioned for a turnaround this year, led by growth in the institutional segment and increased investment in warehouses and hotels.”

Commercial construction will recover from a weaker 2016, when it saw a decrease of two per cent. The institutional sector is expected to drive the increase, supported by government spending on infrastructure. This sector alone is predicted to grow by 6.8 per cent.

Read the report here.

Alberta Construction Magazine Ends Publication

For more than 35 years, Alberta Construction Magazine provided content for the industry from an Alberta perspective. In March the magazine shut down as a result of ongoing advertising sales challenges.

It is unfortunate as ACA has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with the magazine but changes in the media environment over the past few years continue to affect organizations big and small.