Good afternoon all!
Please see below details regarding the first ever (annual) Jill of All Trades trademarked event. Both PGAA and GAMA associations are proud to be sponsoring this event with GAMA providing 2 mentors and PGAA with a gold member sponsorship. GAMA and PGAA logos to be displayed on the T-shirts that both the volunteers and students will receive. It will be a great opportunity to showcase our dynamic trade to this young crowd and we are extremely proud to be a part of this inaugural event!! Logistics of the event and the particular project to be done with the attending students is coming to fruition. see attached sneak peek photo 🙂
SAIT is always promoting careers in trades and tech to high school students. This November 24, both SAIT and NAIT are participating in their first ever (annual) Jill of All Trades trademarked event.
For November 24 at SAIT, we will be running 3 sessions for over 100 confirmed high school girls from CBE and CCSB.
Buses arrive on campus before 9:30am
Opening remarks 9:30am
Session 1 – 10am – 11am
Session 2 – 11am-12pm
Lunch and candy bar
Session 3 – 1-2pm
Buses leave campus 2:30pm
We will have glazing, pipe trades, electrical, HVAC, Refrigeration, Welding, Millwright, CNC, Autobody, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Auto mechanics and sheet metal options for the girls to choose from.
We will have groups of 16-18 girls and so would like 2-3 industry female mentors to spend the day with each group of girls. They will also be accompanied by a SAIT faculty member and their high school teacher. We think the spontaneous conversations around career paths and sharing personal experience will be as inspiring as the activity that the girls get to complete. We aren’t worried about perfectly matching mentors to the specific trade/tech. It might be nice if they don’t match perfectly as we can provide more diversity in a single day.
|Reva Bond, BA, BSc, MBA|
Dean, School of Construction
(She, Her, Hers)
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Aldred Centre, CB419
1301 16 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
The attached document has been sent to the ACA, CCA & ECA with the message below with the hopes of encouraging widespread adoption of the document by the industry.
Dear Ken, Bill, David,
Attached is the 2022 ATCC Change Order Protocol. This document as been developed by the construction trades and endorsed by the 11 Alberta trade contractor association partners of ATCC.
The protocol will be distributed to each of the partner’s individual contractor members with a request that the protocol be referenced on all future bid documents and signed contracts.
We invite you to also share the Change Order Protocol with your membership.
Reviewing the protocol document you may notice it was initially redeveloped by MCA Alberta from previous versions, it has reviewed and endorsed by MCA Canada and is currently being reviewed by the National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC). We anticipate it will eventually find its way to CCA (Canada) for its consideration.
ATCC believes this is a comprehensive guide to managing change orders and, as such, it is an important document that will provide significant value to the construction sector. Any changes that may be suggested by subsequent reviews will be minor and do not warrant holding up the distribution and widespread application of the principles expressed within the document.
Thank you for your consideration, we look forward to continuing to work with you to enhance the construction industry.
Russ Evans, MEM
Trade Contractors Council
MCA, ECAA and SMCNA-AB have partnered to deliver the program listed below. We would like to extend the opportunity for all members of ATCC to also attend at member rates. Please feel free to distribute this notice to your members.
Russ Evans. MEM
C 403-863-5158 P 403-250-7237
Prompt Payment File
As approved at the last meeting the prompt payment team (PPT) has been working on an agreement with ADRIA (nominating authority, NA) that would provide ATCC / APPC an opportunity to provide oversight to the operations of a single source NA. We have come very close to an acceptable agreement however, a new issue has recently come to our attention. ADRIA does not intend to provide adjudicators with a single source, highly secure location at which their adjudicators would be required to receive and store confidential documents. ADRIA has proposed that each individual adjudicator will be responsible for securing the documents received in the performance of an adjudication. The PPT believes this is an unacceptable risk for all parties involved. we have reached out to individuals in the industry who have all concurred with our position and throughout the PP consultations, confidentiality and the protection of private information was consistently referenced as a very high priority.
So, we are at an impasse, we have expressed our concern to ADRIA, at this point we are withholding our letter of support for a single source NA, an we are considering our next move.
As you are aware, ATCC representatives met with Minister Nicolaides on August 22, to discuss, highest priority, the reinstatement of period exams. The Minister was very receptive to our concerns and expressed a deep interest in correcting this issue. I have attached the letter sent to the Minister immediately after the meeting and his response, received last week. It would appear that our bark has no bite. Again, we are considering our options. The election of new Premier and likely a new cabinet, may provide opportunity.
Change Order Guide
I have received approval to add an ATCC cover to the document and will be getting final artwork done for approval and distribution shortly.
Onerous Contract Clauses.
A number of contracts and onerous clauses are available through the ARCA website. Please have your members contact ARCA for access.
A website framework has been developed. Further development is on hold until such time ATCC has completed a strategic plan.
New UCP Leader, Premier elect
A congratulatory letter is being drafted to the new UCP Leader Danielle Smith outlining the key ATCC issues. TBD October 11.
I suspect Terry will call a meeting for our next meeting and initiation of a strategic plan sometime within the next 2 months.
Stay tuned, and safe travels over the holiday.
Russ Evans, MEM
Trade Contractors Council
Please be advised the updated versions of Form A and B are attached. Please remove older versions from your files as they no longer reflect the new Prompt Pay legislation and should not be used if prime contracts between owner and GC were signed on or after August 29th, 2022. Updated contracts attached to be used with the existing copyright seals. ACA Form A 2022 ACA Form B 2022 … read more
Good morning all!!
We need to come together as an industry and get our apprenticeship program classes full and in a hurry!. Below are the current registration numbers for Calgary, Edmonton to follow once confirmed. We need a minimum of 4 students to run the class (1 currently in the first year class, 2023). We have already seen the learning institution cut classes due to lack of interest and we are now at critical fork in the road. If this class does not get the minimum number of registrations required to proceed we are at the risk of losing more classes and possibly the entire program. Not running this first year class in January of 2023 will only create a negative snowball effect with the following years 2-4. This program is critical for our industry, ensuring our forces are properly trained in this dynamic field.
With that being said, PGAA will be offering a $500.00 incentive grant to all 1st year apprentices that register for this January 9th, 2023 course in Calgary and the next 1st year class scheduled for Edmonton. We will be offering this for only these 2 first year classes, 1 in Calgary and 1 in Edmonton (on a ‘trial’ basis). Once the trial period concludes, we will review the results and determine steps moving forward.
We all know how hard it is to take 6 weeks off of work especially in these times, groceries need to be purchased, bills and rent / mortgages need to be paid, EI waiting periods, etc. PGAA executive understands that it is a very difficult decision to make, having to weigh bettering a career against everyday life which is why we are proposing this incentive in hopes of lessening the burden on our apprentices.
Feel free to reach out to any of the PGAA board members if you have any questions. Lets get bums in these seats!!
1st Year: January 9/23.
1- registered, 19-seats available.
2nd Year: September 19/22.
8-registered, 12-seats available.
3rd Year: February 27/23.
6-registered, 14-seats available.
4th Year: November 7/22.
11-registered, 9-seats available. … read more
Alberta Queens Printer has recently published the consolidated version of the PPCL Act online at the link provided below: