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Canadian Construction Association introduces mentorship pilot program

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
March 2019

In an industry first, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research and Program, and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI), is introducing a mentorship pilot program.

This program will match aspiring entrepreneurs who are creating new solutions for the construction industry with industry leaders to help hone the ideas or rollout plans.

“CCA’s mission is to inspire a progressive, innovative and sustainable construction industry that consistently acts with integrity,” said Mary Van Buren, CCA president. “One of the challenges for businesses developing new solutions is gaining access to executives in the industry to get feedback on their solution and to gain adoption. Likewise, it can be difficult for the industry to learn about leading-edge technology, innovations or solutions that can dramatically improve their businesses.”

An advisory committee of nine CCA and CCI board members from across Canada is assisting with identifying and matching mentors. “Our goal is to make this a permanent program to spark innovation in construction by connecting the industry to leading-edge entrepreneurs,” Van Buren said.

The program is in a pilot phase until March 31, 2019. Firms interested in participating in the mentorship program should contact mvanburen@cca-acc.com. 🍁

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