St. JOHN’S (April 2, 2024) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to establish a new staff position aimed at fostering collaboration between the construction industry and municipalities across the province.

Supported by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and working closely with NLCA, the new Municipal Industry Training Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing training programs tailored to meet the specific needs of municipal employees undertaking municipal infrastructure projects in the province.

“The creation of this position is a reflection of the partnership between government and industry,” said Rhonda Neary, President/COO of NLCA. “We are committed to connecting members with potential projects, and this new staff position will further enhance our ability to do so.”

The Municipal Industry Training Coordinator position is the first of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador, representing a significant step towards enhancing infrastructure development in communities across the province, including many of the projects outlined in the government’s 2024 Budget.

“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to support initiatives that strengthen our province’s infrastructure and foster collaboration between the construction industry and municipalities,” said the Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “This new position will play a vital role in ensuring that municipal employees have the necessary skills and training to successfully undertake infrastructure projects.”

More information on this position, including the application process, will become available at the upcoming NLCA Build 2024 Expo, on May 8 and 9. The 2024 Build Expo continues to be a venue for municipalities to connect with leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador’s construction industry, and gain insights to the latest industry developments and their applications.

“We are excited about the opportunities that this partnership will bring to our members and the construction industry as a whole,” said Derek Brown, Board Chair of the NLCA. “By working together, we can drive innovation and construction in Newfoundland and Labrador, ultimately benefiting our communities and economy.”

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