Training Courses for Your Business

WRLA offers courses and training for our members so you can develop industry-related skills and use the tools needed to accomplish effective:

  • Estimating
  • Purchasing
  • Warehouse Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management

WRLA courses are held across Western Canada and at the annual WRLA Buying Show. Rebates are available to members who have to travel to attend these courses. Courses must be paid in full by the course date and rebate forms sent to the WRLA office no later than 30 days from the course completion date. 



We are aiming to offer in-class courses again in June, depending on how the situation progresses over the coming weeks.

If you are interested, we encourage you to register for the class, and if courses must be cancelled, you will be able to take your chosen course at the next available date.

 The WRLA is also evaluating alternative options, including online courses, to ensure your educational needs can be met during this time.


Regina, Saskatchewan 

Winnipeg, Manitoba 

The Atlas Hotel

The Viscount Gort Hotel

 

June 22: Principles of Yard & Warehouse Operations 

June 16-17: Manual Estimating Level 1 - Decks and Garages 

June 23-24: Manual Estimating Level 1 - Decks and Garages 

June 18-19: Manual Estimating Level 2 - Residential Construction 

June 25-26:  Manual Estimating Level 2 - Residential Construction 


Click here to Register for in-class



Please note: You can register online to take Manual Estimating Level 1: Estimating Fundamentals - Decks & Garages.

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For more information regarding our education programs, please email: Erin Lubinski, Member Services and Solutions Manager: e2eae551CfWe0KphfKud4fa| 


Principles of Yard and Warehouse Operations

Principles of Yard and Warehouse Operations is a one-day course curated for all levels of membership. This course helps you to develop your human resources and interdepartmental communication skills. It will also give you the tools needed to help make your staff and business more efficient.

WRLA Member Price: $289.00 + GST
Non-WRLA Member Price: $389.00 + GST


Manual Estimating

Become an expert estimator in the lumber and building supply industry. WRLA offers three levels of courses, from introductory to expert, on developing estimates for a variety of projects. Each course has a comprehensive exam with a certificate awarded upon completion of the level. Once you have completed all of the courses, you will be awarded a “Professional Estimator” certificate.

Manual Estimating Level 1: Estimating Fundamentals - Decks & Garages

This two-day introductory course teaches you the basic knowledge of estimating for a variety of projects, including decks, garages and roofs. You will gain the knowledge base of the products and be able to understand the steps used in these projects - from estimating to completion.

WRLA Member Price: $578.00 + GST
Non-WRLA Member Price: $778.00 + GST

Manual Estimating Level 1 is offered in class and online. Click here to register.

Manual Estimating Level 2: Estimating for Residential Construction

This two-day course trains employees who work with contractors and other customers. The second Manual Estimating course trains you to supply correct materials, provide accurate pricing and successfully participate in the sales process. One of the many things you will learn is to produce accurate and professional estimates based on residential blueprints.

To participate in this course, it is highly recommended that the Manual Estimating Level 1 course has been completed.

WRLA Member Price: $578.00 + GST
Non-WRLA Member Price: $778.00 + GST

Manual Estimating Level 3: Advanced Estimating

This one-day course covers various advanced scenarios that an estimator will encounter in the field. You will have an open forum to discuss “tricky” house plans and general concerns that may arise. You will also complete practical exercises for hands-on experience and training purposes.

To participate in this course, you must have completed Manual Estimating Level 2.

WRLA Member Price: $289.00 + GST
Non-WRLA Member Price: $389.00 + GST

To receive more information on a course or register for an upcoming course please email Erin Lubinski, e2eae501Q8SW6.m-0S6aIf8aY618R|

FREE Math Refresher Courses

These courses are not a prerequisite, but would be beneficial for those taking Manual Estimating as a math refresher.

College Math Foundations

FREE course available until July 31, 2020 (Registration ends July 17, 2020)

This 8-week, self-paced course is designed for students with a weak foundation in math and to enhance foundational knowledge and skills to apply math for solving real-world problems. The online course is conducted through D2L Open Courses using videos, interactive materials, readings and quizzes.

Module 1: Use of the TI-84 Calculator
Module 2: Fractions
Module 3: Algebraic Manipulations
Module 4: Solving Linear Equations
Module 5: Factoring
Module 6: Probability

Click here to register.

Applied Trade Math

FREE course available until August 7, 2020 (Registration ends July 31, 2020)

This 24-hour, self-paced course provides students with the opportunity to review and improve their math skills. It focuses on concepts most commonly used in workplaces, apprenticeships and trades environments. The online course is conducted through D2L Open Courses using videos, interaction opportunities and discussion forums.

The course will review concepts related to:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Measuring
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Working with money 

 

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