Saturday, July 20, 2019

Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) opens new training facility in Gregoire

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 opening of the ACSA Training Facility in Gregoire

As published on FortMcMurrayToday.com, with demand for the local construction sector increasing monthly, the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) is increasing its presence in Fort McMurray with a new facility in Gregoire.

The new facility will offer several major training and certification courses for the local construction industry and staff.

According to Tammy Hawkins, the safety organization’s chief operations officer, the ACSA began looking for properties for a long-term presence in Fort McMurray three years ago.

While demand for construction and service trades fell with oil prices in late 2014, the group felt there was still enough demand in Fort McMurray that their presence was required. Since the rebuilding process began, the group has partnered with other organizations to provide safety services to workers.

“We knew there would still be these needs for Fort McMurray, even through a downturn,” she said. “The rebuild has only made things busier.”

Data from statistics Canada shows that last month, the construction industry continued growing in the Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake census region for the third month in a row, with 200 new jobs added. A total of 600 construction jobs have been added to the local economy since March, after falling slightly in February.

Keep reading on FortMcMurrayToday.com

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