NEARLY TWO DOZEN Canadian Boilermakers attended the first field supervisor leadership training course ever held at Local 146 (Edmonton) Oct. 26-27, 2009. The course covered 10 topics related to a supervisor’s day-to-day job responsibilities.
“There is a big demand for formal training for this level of supervision,” said Grant Jacobs, Canadian National Training Coordinator. “The industry wants competent construction supervisors with formal training and on-the-job experience running the work.”
Jacobs said the two-day course instills confidence, as participants learn best practices from instructors as well as other supervisors, study course material, and work through practical exercises. Joining Jacobs in teaching the course were L-146 Boilermaker Training Coordinator j’Amey Holroyd and L-146 Welder Training Coordinator Allan Belter.
Pictured below are, l. to r., first row: Szczepan Rajch, Holroyd, Jacobs, and Belter; second row: Joseph Bruce (kneeling), Jonathan White, Ernest Delisle, Lawrence Cromwell, Dave Ripley, Luis Ergon, Tim Burnette, Robert Klassen, Lance Legault, Frank Nolan, and David Ralph; and back row: Michael Pittoors, Phil Eggins, Sheldon Blackwood, John-Paul Bouchard, Roger Baker, John Munt, Shawn Ouellette, Greg LeBlanc, Robert Freeman, and Richard Anderson.