Education in Construction
Let GVCA be your partner in your ongoing construction education
If you work in construction, you know your training doesn’t end when you complete your studies. Learning in construction is a lifelong process. Standards are always changing, new technologies being introduced, new trends emerging. GVCA helps by offering the latest in education and training, health and safety and e-learning courses for people on site and in the office. Many of the programs we offer are Gold Seal accredited. Those who complete training on these courses receive credits toward maintaining their Gold Seal designations.
New Course – Construction Industry Ethics – Online and In Class Learning
Gold Seal Certification
GVCA is a passionate promoter of the Gold Seal certification system. Created by construction for construction, Gold Seal is the industry’s hallmark of experience, professionalism and competency. Those who hold the Gold Seal designation signal to their peers that they have met, and strive to uphold, the industry’s highest standards.
Where possible, GVCA offers education and training courses that are Gold Seal accredited, and we strongly encourage our members to learn more about this important designation.
GVCA Education & Training
GVCA prides itself on always delivering the latest in course programming for members. Our regular course offerings are designed to help you be more effective in your core business, whether through building and developing key software skills, or learning more about our at-times complex industry. GVCA offers a large selection of in-class training and seminars right here at our facility in Cambridge. Many of the courses are Gold Seal Accredited. For example Construction 101, Construction 201, a 3-part Construction Financial Series and a selection of several Construction Best Practices courses. Check out our Education/Events calendar to see what is being offered this month and beyond. We are constantly updating our educational offering so check back often.
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GVCA offers a wide range of online courses that can be completed anytime, anywhere! Through its partnership with organizations across the construction industry, GVCA offers a suite of professional e-learning courses. Each has been created to meet the particular needs of construction estimators, superintendents and project managers, all of whom deal regularly with employees, subtrades, owners, clients and professionals.
GVCA is pleased to offer several safety training courses to help you remain compliant and keep your employees safe.
Courses include: Approved Working at Heights training, First Aid(full and refresher), Confined Space, Fire Safety and much more.
Check out the education calendar for upcoming training.
Online Health & Safety Training
Online training is a cost effective and consistent way to deliver certified Health and Safety training to one or 1,000 employees any time of day, anywhere in the world. GVCA have partnered with health and safety professionals who possess more than a decade of health and safety experience and years invested in research and development. This partnership has allowed us to offer online health and safety training programs that are effective and comprehensive, maximizing engagement, comprehension and retention in a dynamic, interactive style
WSIB Safety Group Program
The GVCA began participating in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Safety Group program in 2002. Since then, hundreds of member firms have participated and enjoyed millions of dollars in collective rebates thanks to their great work.
GVCA’s Safety Group is known to be one of the best-performing local construction association-led groups in the province. What’s the secret to our success? It’s our facilitator, Ellaline Davies. The president of SafetyWorks Consulting, Ellaline works directly with GVCA Safety Group members to design and develop the programs that not only help our members earn great rebates, but also put in place the best, most rigorous on-site safety programs.