The education needs assessment report commissioned by VRCA is now available on our website.

The report contains a summary of industry trends and high-priority training topics. Additionally, it describes the methodology of the data collection, and shares some interesting industry statistics. On top of that, potential changes and updates in training formats are discussed.

RDH Building Science Inc. was commissioned to undertake the industry study on behalf of VRCA. For data collection, RDH distributed a survey and held phone interviews with key members of the construction community.

VRCA was able to hire RDH to perform these activities through a grant received by the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC).

VRCA has begun to act on the results of the study by adding new courses to the Education Calendar. More new courses will be added in the coming months. The topics with the highest level of interest are:

• business management;
• people management;
• legal matters;
• essential construction skills; and
• general soft skills.

If you have any questions about this report, or any other aspect of the education needs assessment, please contact Andrea Ringrose, Manager, Education at [email protected].