Skill City and the Provincial Skills Canada Competition (PSCC) is Alberta’s largest interactive career exploration experience, encouraging over 10,000 youth annually to pursue trade and technology careers. Skills Canada Alberta is seeking to add supporters and is asking for financial help from our members to help students explore, develop and refine their skills.
The 45 trades and technologies represented at the PSCC are surrounded by hardwall panels that create a safe barrier between competitors and the thousands of spectators. Your organization’s logo will be featured on panels surrounding the competition area of your choice for $1,000/panel. Your organization will receive a charitable tax receipt.
The Alberta Construction Association Annual General Meeting was held on Friday January 30, in Leduc. The meeting brought together the board, our associate members, and local construction associations from across Alberta and government representation.
Alan Humphries from Alberta Infrastructure made a presentation on behalf of the minister who was unable to make it due to budget discussions. COOLNet, Skills Alberta, and our affiliate organizations gave reports outlining their work over the last year with ACA.
Outgoing Chair Scott Matheson was honoured for his contributions to the ACA. Dave Kinley (Concept Electric, Calgary) was elected Chair for 2015. Lee Phillips from Scott Builders was honoured for his contribution as an ACA volunteer on the Building Technical Council with the 2014 Chair’s Award. ACA’s 2015 Board is:
Dave Kinley (Concept Electric) – Chairman
Paul Verhesen (Clark Builders) – Senior Vice Chairman
Paul Heyens (Alberta Glass) – Vice Chairman
Scott Matheson (PCL) – Past Chair
Fabrizio Carinelli (CANA) – Calgary Construction Association
Stephanie Roll (Executive Millwork) – Calgary Construction Association
Scott Emerson (Inland Concrete) – Edmonton Construction Association
Conal Hancherow (Thermo Design Insulation) – Edmonton Construction Association
Charles Iggulden (Trade Skills Global) – Fort McMurray Construction Association
Tim Moline (Turcon Group) – Grande Prairie Construction Association
Nathan Neudorf (Ward Bros.) – Lethbridge Construction Association
Russ Lorenz (Citadel Mechanical) – Lloydminster Construction Association
Buck Heath (Pad-Car Mechanical) – Medicine Hat Construction Association
Josh Edwards (Scott Builders) – Red Deer Construction Association
Dennis Cascon (SimplexGrinnell) – Red Deer Construction Association
According to the study of more than 300 executives of market participants, “Respondents … expressed a significantly increased interest in alternative rating systems such as Green Globes, EnergyStar and others, with 43 percent of respondents saying they would be extremely or very likely to seek alternative certification [from LEED®], significantly more than the 2012 number of 17 percent.”
For more information these alternative please read the article linked here.
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