Canadian members receive Field Supervisor Leadership training

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, TRAINING (L-128). Kneeling, l. to r., Jonathan White (Assistant National Training Coordinator) and James Vahey; standing, front row, l. to r., Ryan Creech, Michael Queen, James Fisher, Gordon Campbell, Dennis Geddes, Duaine Dukeshire, Duane Austin, Stuart Kilday and Mike Tracy; standing, back row, l. to r., Jacob Holmes, Christopher McKeown, Kevin Jedruch, Blair Allin (Health & Safety Instructor), Craig Walker and Robert Sills.

Local 555 and Local 128 host classes

NATIONAL TRAINING, CANADA, conducted three Field Supervisor Leadership Training classes in the first quarter of 2015. Local 555 hosted the class at training centers in Winnipeg, Manitoba (January 20-21) and Regina Saskatchewan (January 27-28). Local 128 hosted the class at its Burlington, Ontario, training center March 17-18.

The Field Supervisor Leadership Program provides training for first-line supervision in areas such as administrative responsibilities, people skills and the business aspects of construction. Grant Jacobs, Director of National Training, urges all members, including current and future supervisors, to sign-up for an upcoming course through their local lodge training departments.

“Enhancing the performance of our field supervisors enables the union and our contractors to jointly provide a higher level of service to owners,” said Jacobs. “That helps to ensure our members have a distinct advantage in a very competitive industry.”