Strong public and private-sector
partners enable their work towards securing Canada’s future skilled labor needs
while helping our youth to discover rewarding careers.
PCL Construction is
proud to be an official sponsor once again of the SCNC. Currently in the middle
of a five-year sponsorship, PCL experts will once again play a major role in
the annual event, not only donating time and resources, but taking on the most
important task of ensuring safety. It’s a top value in how everyone involved
conducts themselves, and it always comes first.
SAFETY COMES FIRST
Sean Scott is a sr.
district HSE manager for PCL, and for the fourteenth straight year is
volunteering his time with the National Safety Committee for SCNC. As a
champion for safety, Sean often quotes Albert Schweitzer when discussing a
primary role of safety advocates: “Example
is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Sean believes
the sooner someone understands and appreciates why safety on the job or at home
and at play is important, the better off they and industry will be. “At PCL, we
don’t just talk about safety … we actually are doing something about it; we
actually ‘walk the talk.’” Sean provides a personal example to ensure he and
those he interacts with go home safe each day; obviously for the individual, your
family, your fellow workers, and for others in the industry that could be
impacted as well.
fully supports Sean’s involvement with the National Safety Committee, as safety
is a cornerstone value of our PCL family and having Sean fully involved goes
hand in hand with our spirit of giving back to our community and industry.
EDUCATING YOUTH IN THE TRADES
Gail Vent, director
of Business Development for Skills Canada, said, “As an
official sponsor of the Skills Canada National Competition, PCL demonstrates
their dedication to the importance of skilled trades workers by engaging youth
in discussion and activities that highlight the fantastic opportunities
available in skilled trades occupations. In addition to the monetary support
PCL provides, they have numerous staff that have volunteered their time in
various committee roles to help promote skilled trades and safety in the work
place. This contribution allows SCC to better highlight the importance of safe
PCL also realizes the
importance of investing in youth who have both education and interest in the trades, and continues to
support them wherever possible. One example is PCL’s sponsorship of the
University of Alberta’s David & Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety
& Risk Management program, where PCL experts provide first-hand experience
as guest speakers to future engineers.
PCL’s commitment to
education doesn’t end with postsecondary schooling. Our in-house College of
Construction provides continuous learning courses and professional development.
Everything from excellence in construction to leadership improvement is
available to PCL employees.
SCNC Students have
all competed at local, regional, and provincial/territorial events in
order to represent their province/territory. SCNC 2017 takes place at the RBC
Convention Centre in Winnipeg, MB, from
Wednesday, May 31, through Saturday, June 3. Good luck to all from PCL