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Ontario invests in training the next gen of construction jobsite leadership

July 8, 2021 | By Anthony Capkun

July 8, 2021 – Ontario is investing roughly $1.18 million to help the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) offer 300 construction workers “free, online, flexible training for leadership roles”, such as site supervisors, lead hands, forepersons and superintendents.

“This project will offer workers high-quality training—on their own schedule and from anywhere in our province—so they can advance in their careers and earn more,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training & Skills Development.

The new (virtual) initiative, called “Supervisor Micro-Certification Program”, will offer training modules in topics such as health & safety compliance, coaching and mentoring, negotiation, performance evaluation and scheduling.

“CLAC is thrilled with this funding announcement and looks forward to working with employer partners, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCAC), and other industry leaders to develop a leadership program that meets the needs of the modern and mobile learner,” said Colin de Raaf, CLAC Ontario Training Director.


The Supervisor Micro-Certification Program will run from 01 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Over time, CLAC aims to expand course offerings.

For more information on the project and how to apply, contact Colin de Raaf at 519-653-3002 ext. 5565 or email cderaaf@clac.ca.

“We appreciate the government’s support, as well as the insight and expertise of PCA member companies who helped make this program possible,” said Karen Renkema, PCAC Ontario.

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