ORBA launches Buildforce online construction courses

Ontario Road Builders’ Association
May 08, 2017
By Ontario Road Builders’ Association
May 8, 2017 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now offering a full range of online courses in construction through its partnership with Buildforce Canada to members and non-members.

A wide variety of courses are offered under the topics of business management, health and safety, supervisor training as well as the Construction Industry Ethics course, which is now compulsory for Gold Seal Certification. Gold Seal is a national program which certifies industry estimators, superintendents, project managers and safety officers as construction professionals. Course fees range from $100 to $400. 

“Offering the online courses provides the industry a continuous learning opportunity that is both economical and convenient, as the courses can be taken at any time,” said Geoff Wilkinson, ORBA’s chief operating officer. “Expanding our educational offerings also helps our members and the industry to raise the bar in terms of quality, and that is our ultimate goal.” 

Current available courses include: 
● Construction Industry Ethics 
● First Level Supervisor Training Program 
● Confined Spaces Safety Awareness 
● National Construction Safety Awareness 
● Pipeline Construction Safety Training 
● Communications, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution 
● Construction Law 
● Construction Project Management 
● Introduction to Building Information Modeling 
● Introduction to Construction Estimating 

For full details on the online courses go to ORBA’s website, orba.org/onlinecourses. 

The Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) is the voice of the transportation infrastructure sector in Ontario. Our members build the majority of provincial and municipal roads, bridges, transit and transportation infrastructure across the province, and employ in excess of 30,000 workers at peak season. To learn more about ORBA, visit www.orba.org. 

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