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2014 Education Programs

Dates Course Location
Oct 20 - 23 Manual Estimating Leduc, AB
Nov 3 -6 Manual Estimating Winnipeg, MB
October 22-23 Plumbing & Electrical with Bob Sutherland Winnipeg, MB


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NRHA Training Program

The WRLA has partnered with the North American Retail Hardware Association to provide the Independent dealers in Western Canada added product knowledge and training courses.

All courses are available online for employees to take according to their own schedules. What you get with your NRHA Membership: As a member of the NRHA you have unlimited access to a number of valuable training and information resources provided through the members-only portion of These include:

NRHA's Basic Training Series

NRHA's new Basic Training Course in Hardware Retailing and Basic Training Course in Building Materials Retailing are comprehensive product knowledge training programs that include coursework, testing, instant grading feedback and a complete progress report for each student enrolled from your business. You get a fully administered training program up and running with very little effort. And, best of all, you can train an unlimited number of students at no additional cost. These courses are designed to help both new and existing retail sales associates gain the confidence they need to be successful on the sales floor or out in the lumber yard.

Click here to download the "How to get started with Product Knowledge Training in your Store"

Click on the picture below for complete details on NRHA training and to watch the "Three Pennies for Profit" Video



Did you know as WRLA member your company is eligible to take advantage of the great education courses offered by our sister associations?  Click on each Association to check it out!

BSIA – Building Supply Industry Association of BC

LBMAO – Lumber and Building Materials Association of Ontario Inc

ABSDA – Atlantic Building Supply Dealers Association

AQMAT – The Quebec Hardware and Building Supply Association

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