The WRLA is excited to confirm the establishment of a new certification program designed specifically for the LBM industry – by the LBM industry. This program is the first of its kind and the WRLA is very proud to bring this education program to the industry. The WRLA has been working closely with Mount Royal University's Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension to develop this formal certification program. At this moment the program is in the final stages of development and classes are confirmed to launch in the fall of 2018.
Students enrolled in the course will be eligible to apply for Education Grants. The application process is under development and details will be shared once confirmed.
The WRLA Fundamentals of the Lumber and Building Supply Industry Certificate registration fee is $615. It is a four-week program consisting of four courses designed to be easily accessible online for new industry hires and to those in career transition.
The scheduled start dates are:
FALL 2018 Session
• OCT. 01 – OCT. 26
• OCT. 29 – NOV. 23
• NOV. 26 – DEC. 21
WINTER 2019 Session
• JAN. 07 – FEB. 01
• FEB. 04 – MAR. 01
• MAR. 04 – MAR. 29
The course is in the final stages of development. For more information or questions, please contact Wynne Au at 1-800-661-0253 ext 0 or via email at WynneA@wrla.org.
2017 Bursary Recipients:
Darren Ancheta - AKX Lumber Ltd. – Calgary, AB
Julia Breitkreuz -McMunn & Yates Building Supplies - Yorkton, SK
Natalie Campbell - All-Fab Building Components Inc. – Acheson, AB
Taryn Freemantle - Pinecrest Lumber Ltd. – Nipawin, SK
Caileigh Johnston - Can-Cell Industries – Winnipeg, MB
Pavlo Lewko - Steel-Craft Door Products Ltd. – Edmonton, AB
Caroline Lukey - Home Hardware - St. Jacobs, ON
2017 Scholarship Recipients:
Kevin Cryer, Seljax International Inc., Spruce Grove, AB
Lillian Fries, Kindersley Castle Building Centre, Kindersley, SK
Mackenzie Hermann, Royal Building Solutions, Calgary, AB
Meghan McAllister, Ply-Gem Building Products, Brantford, ON
Taylor McPherson, McMunn & Yates Building Supplies, Brandon, MB
Kristin Puetz, Prairie North Co-op Association, Melfort, SK
Hailey Yuskin, Springhill Lumber Wholesale Ltd., Winnipeg, MB
Thank you to our members and sponsors who make the Bursary and Scholarship programs possible!