EllisDon Partners with Construction Sector Council for E-Learning Courses

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - EllisDon is proud to announce a partnership with The Construction Sector Council (CSC) to distribute their e-learning courses. The courses, which are being made available to all EllisDon employees, will be available 24/7 and will be covered by the company.

The CSC is an industry led organization that has invested in various e-learning courses that are currently distributed via various Construction Associations throughout the country. The first two courses being distributed through EllisDon are (Canadian) Construction Law and Communication, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution. Each course is Gold Seal accredited (worth 5 credits), and construction-specific, using examples from the industry and case studies to illustrate key points. "We are extremely pleased to be partnering with EllisDon to make online training part of their employee development goals," says Rosemary Sparks, Senior Director of Planning and Development at the CSC.

"Our immediate goal is to offer these courses as an option to help EllisDon employees meet their learning needs as expressed in their Personal Development Plans," states Monica Darroch, Learning & Development Manager for EllisDon. "Our long term goal is for these courses to become the building blocks for future course development. We will use e-learning to set the foundation and then support the learning through in-class application sessions that will reinforce key messages and ED best practices."

In addition to offering the courses internally to its employees, EllisDon is also able to provide these courses as a distributor on behalf of the CSC.

About EllisDon

EllisDon is a leading employee-owned global company delivering construction expertise, services and specialized support to clients throughout the world. Completing in excess of $2 billion in new construction annually, EllisDon employs approximately 1,000 people and has a presence in Canada and the United States, as well as offices in the West Indies, the United Arab Emirates and Greece. Incorporated in 1951, EllisDon has distinguished itself through its people and its innovative practices. Offering not only general contracting, construction management and project management but now a growing range of construction consulting services in building sciences, risk management and technology, EllisDon is behind some of the most exciting infrastructure, manufacturing and retail projects in the world. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.

About The Construction Sector Council

The Construction Sector Council is a national organization committed to developing a highly skilled workforce - one that will support the future needs of the construction industry in Canada. Created in April of 2001, and financed by both government and industry, the CSC is a partnership between labour and business.

SOURCE EllisDon Corporation

For further information: For further information: Rishma Mangat, EllisDon Corporation, Phone: (905) 896-8900, Fax: (905) 896-8911, 89 Queensway Ave West, Suite 800, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2V2, www.ellisdon.com

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