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PCL commits $1 million to skills and trades training in Alberta

September 20, 2013 | By Anthony Capkun

September 20, 2013 – PCL Construction will be providing $500,000 to both NAIT in Edmonton and SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary to support trade and skills training in the province.

“We are committed to supporting the education and training of skilled workers in all the places where we build in Canada, the United States and Australia,” said Paul Douglas, PCL president and CEO. “Our tradespeople are the forefront of what PCL Construction is all about and that’s why we support NAIT and SAIT Polytechnic in their role in producing qualified skilled tradespeople to help us build success with our partners.”

More than 7000 tradespeople are at work for PCL companies today, says the company.

“PCL is a leader in the construction industry, and we are proud to say many of their employees are SAIT Polytechnic graduates,” said Dr. David Ross, president and CEO of SAIT Polytechnic.


The $500,000 provided to SAIT Polytechnic will be allocated to the renovation of the Thomas Riley building and the SAIT Opportunities Fund. NAIT will designate the $500,000 to capital infrastructure, allowing the institute to grow capacity and increase training spaces.

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