In our recent Education Needs Assessment, members and industry professionals identified a need for courses for those in foremen/supervisor roles. VRCA hosted a new course on Oct. 25 based on this feedback, called Planning for Foremen.

The course was intended to provide foremen with skills in practical task planning. Hands-on activities and practical exercises were utilized to create a complete activity plan. Topics covered in the one-day class included calculating manpower needs, determining material and equipment needs and building quality and safety into the plans.

Mark Taylor, P.Eng., G.S.C., a construction industry veteran with over 30 years of frontline experience, led the course. “With a full class, it was great to see the level of engagement from the attendees. I could see different people making connections with different elements in the course,” Mark said. “Our guest speaker, Nick Krusel from Western Pacific, really added impact and reinforced how important planning was for our industry, but also for an individual’s growth within their company.”

Andrea Ringrose, VRCA’s education manager, was thrilled that this new course sold out so quickly and that the feedback from attendees was positive. Due to the popularity of the first class, VRCA will offer another session of Planning for Foremen on Jan. 17, 2019. Sign up now before it sells out!