Sector Council Case Study Building on Investment (BOI): The Power of Partnerships
Newcomers entering Alberta’s construction sector bring a multitude of skills, experience and knowledge. However, they may not possess the English skills required to be as safe and productive in the workplace as they could be.
Enhancing the English skills of new Albertans has become a key human resource development strategy.
The BOI project drew upon a strong English language safety training model that was developed for the manufacturing sector and transferred this model to the construction industry.
AWES partnered with the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) and Alberta Employment & Immigration (AEI) to achieve this initiative.