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Students given exposure to different building sectors

Consulting Engineers of Alberta have joined forces with architects, builders and government departments to give stu...

October 3, 2001   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Consulting Engineers of Alberta have joined forces with architects, builders and government departments to give students broad experience across different sectors of the building industry. The Building Career Development Program was initiated as a result of critical shortages of qualified people in the professional and technical trades of the building industry.
Under the program, students from different technical schools and universities will spend three four-month terms working at firms who belong to the five partner organizations in the program. The idea is to give the students exposure to working for a different player in the business. Thus, for example, an engineering student will find out what it is like to work for an architect, or for a contractor, etc. Besides Consulting Engineers of Alberta, the partners in the program include the Alberta Association of Architects, Alberta Construction Association, Alberta Infrastructure, Public Works and Government Services Canada. Stantec and A.D. Williams are two firms that have already signed on to have students.


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