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More than 20 proud students graduated from CEC’s Project Management and Advanced Project Management courses last week. The programs were offered in Vancouver for the first time in a long time. Thank you to everyone who participated, and to MCA British Columbia for hosting.

The latest offering of the Construction Education Council's Gold and Blue Seal Accredited Advanced Project Management Program begins this weekend. Plan to attend at the University of Waterloo from November 29 to December 2.

Course topics include:

  • The Art of Facilitative Leadership
  • Financial and Basic Accounting Principles for Project Managers
  • Organizational Planning - Portfolio Management
  • Principles of Lean for Construction

Learn more on the CEC website.

The Construction Education Council is pleased to announce the latest series of dates in its always-popular Project Management Program.

Book your calendars for the week of March 5-9 and March 26-30 for this informative gold and blue seal-accredited 10-day course. The course is designed to help you:

  • improve the planning and controlling of your projects,
  • take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment,
  • increase your own project “lessons learned” by learning from experiences of other
  • be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management
    process, and
  • be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose.

Check out the attached PDF for more information.

Industry News
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Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The private sector job vacancy rate in Canada has stabilized, but saw a historic high of 3.2 per cent during the third quarter of 2019, according to the latest Help Wanted report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC Magazine
World Toilet Day was November 19. The day was created to bring attention to the lack of toilets and handwashing facilities in many parts of the world.
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Innovation & Technology
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The use of wearable devices using augmented reality is an exciting new development seen on construction sites today. The technology is improving workflow efficiency and safety.
Source: BuildForce Canada
Will the dawn of a robotic revolution significantly affect demand for skilled tradespeople? The answer is likely no.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The tables accompanying this article record the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada last month. The article also includes the latest trend graph on starts. This analyzes 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The October ADP Canada National Employment Report indicates that employment decreased by 22,600 jobs from September to October.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC Magazine
In September, construction industry investment increased by one per cent to $15.6 billion.

1688: Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.
1789: George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.
1901: The Hope diamond is brought to New York.
1922: Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, archeologists, open King Tut's tomb, undisturbed for 3,000 years.
1938: Poland renews non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.
1949: India becomes a sovereign Democratic republic.
1975: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is found guilty of an attempt on President Gerald Ford's life.
1979: Oil deposits equaling OPEC reserves are found in Venezuela.
1983: At London's Heathrow Airport, almost 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million stolen from Brinks-MAT vault.
1998: Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
2000: Republican candidate George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes, giving him enough electoral votes to defeat Democrat Al Gore Jr. for the U.S. presidency, despite losing the popular vote.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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This charity was chosen to honour MCAC Secretary/Treasurer David Flamand‘s sister Patsy Brooks. The ALS Society of Alberta is dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS. It is the only charitable organization in Alberta that provides support to families affected by the disease.

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