OGCA to expand its educational programs


As the industry continues to change, the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) recognizes the vital role training and education will play to assist members in adapting to this new world.

Besides the extensive Gold seal courses and webinars OGCA is currently offering, it has been awarded national and international contracts focusing on leadership development, organizational culture, developing local and global leaders and enabling high performance. ACHIEVEBLUE has accomplished these goals through its expert knowledge in creating a constructive culture and its tireless effort to partner with organizations that strive to be the best within their industry. Julie Burke,manager of Education, Finance and Marketing for OGCA, said OGCA is very excited to bring ACHIEVEBLUE Lead To Succeed program to OGCA.

To address the huge interest in Lean, OGCA has partnered with Leading Edge Group, a recognized world provider of Lean training.

President Clive Thurston said: “This is very exciting. We intend to do a trial run of the white and yellow belt programs first, and then expand the offering across the province. We are excited about this partnership and spent a great deal of time and effort in vetting the Leading Edge Group as a provider. We are confident they are one of the very best on this topic and now OGCA members and our partners will have access to this exciting training.”

He further indicated that OGCA would be talking to all of their partners and to local construction associations on ways to make this available to everyone across the province.

OGCA is in talks with another provider to offer top line training in major HR areas covering loss prevention, workplace violence and intimidation, investigative interviewing, corporate risk management, substance abuse, and many other specific investigative education and training programs delivered by professional educators who are former police and security experts.

The OGCA recognized some time ago that to provide value to its members “we need to be ahead of the changes that are happening and make sure we have access to the best education and training available to keep our members up to date and competitive.”

For further information on these or any of the OGCA courses please contact Julie Burke.

The OGCA provides a variety of courses and programs to meet your construction education needs. Contact Julie Burke your education specialist at julie@ogca.ca or call 905-671-3969 or visit ogca.ca/education/course-listing for a completelist of current programs.

Here is a snapshot of what is coming up:


Online or in-class

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Thursday January 14, 2016

9:00 am—10: 30 am


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm


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