Canadians complete project management course

Participants in the fourth annual all-Canadian project management course.

Fourth annual training session draws 16

SIXTEEN BOILERMAKERS FROM construction lodges across Canada attended the fourth annual all-Canadian project management course November 3-8 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The week-long course was taught by Dale “Skipper” Branscum, Director of Con-struction Division Services for the IBB; Gerry Klimo, Local 154 (Pittsburgh) safety training coordinator; and Greg Blender, Horton CBI.

“We wanted contractor participation,” said Grant Jacobs, Director of National Training (Canada), “and Horton stepped up to the plate, bringing relevant, up-to-date project management expertise to the program.”

Also contributing to the training were Canadian National Director of Safety Jason McInnis and International Representative Cory Channon. The course included 18 sections covering the various disciplines of project management, such as planning and scheduling, conflict resolution, cost control and tracking, managing customer expectations, and quality control.

Members who may be interested in the next project management course should contact the training coordinator of their local lodge for more information.

Pictured are, left to right: kneeling, Jim Beauchamp, Coordinator for the BCA/IBB Boilermaker Recruitment Initiative, and Grant Jacobs, Director of National Training (Canada); second row, Greg Blender, Horton CBI; Ray Flaherty, Local 203 (St. John’s, Newfoundland); Robert James, L-146 (Edmonton, Alberta); Skipper Branscum, D-CDS; Chris LeBlanc, L-146; Calvin Sawchuk, L-146; Terry Threlfell, L-555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba); Chad Wouters, L-146; Sean MacGregor, L-146; and Gerry Klimo; back row, Mark Oake, L-359 (Vancouver, British Columbia); Thomas Caul, L-146; Duane Baglole, Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia); James Mason, L-203; Darcy Hanch, L-146; Brad Sanderson, L-555; Mitchell Paulson, L-555; Adam Chester, L-555; and Curtis Cameron, L-146.