Media Advisory - Reports Highlight Need for Immediate Training and Retention to Meet Atlantic Canada Future Construction Needs

    HALIFAX, June 11 /CNW Telbec/ - A new report assessing Atlantic Canada's
construction industry reveals the need for immediate attention to recruitment
and retention to ensure a skilled workforce for upcoming projects.
    The Construction Sector Council's (CSC) third annual edition of
Construction Looking Forward: Labour Requirements from 2007 to 2015 for
Atlantic Canada is being released tomorrow, June 12 by the Construction Sector
Council and its partners.
    The launch will also include a second report entitled Atlantic Canada
Major Projects Investment Scenario: Labour Requirements from 2007 to 2015,
CSC's further analysis of the Atlantic region that forecasts the impact on the
construction workforce in the event of incremental investments, commissioned
by the Nova Scotia Department of Education.
    Both forecasts will be the cornerstone of discussion for the next day's
Atlantic Construction Symposium, the first time when construction leaders from
all four Atlantic Provinces will meet to discuss possible solutions to the
requirements outlined in the reports.

    Report launch:

    When:    Tuesday, June 12, 4:00 p.m.

    Where:   World Trade and Convention Centre Halifax
             1800 Argyle Street, Meeting Room: Highland 9-11
             HALIFAX, Nova Scotia

    Who:     Tim Flood, President, John Flood and Sons (1961) Ltd., and
             Business Co-Chair of the CSC Board of Directors

             Carol MacCulloch, President, Construction Association of Nova

             Stu Gourley, Senior Executive Director, Skills and Learning
             Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Education

             Steve Graves, President, Mainland Nova Scotia Building and
             Construction Trades and a CSC Board Director

             George Gritziotis, Executive Director, Construction Sector

    Media are also invited to attend the early morning portion of the
    Atlantic Construction Symposium:

    When:    June 13 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m.

    Where:   Nova Scotia Community College - Waterfront Campus
             80 Mawiomi Place
             HALIFAX, Nova Scotia

For further information:

For further information: Carol MacCulloch, President, Construction
Association of Nova Scotia, (902) 468-2267,; Rosemary
Sparks, Construction Sector Council, (613) 569-5552,

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