January 4, 2012
Project Management Training
Nineteen construction Boilermakers from six local lodges attended the second annual project management course held in Canada with all-Canadian participants. The training took place November 6-11 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The week-long course was taught by Dale "Skipper" Branscum, Director of Construction Division Services for the IBB, and Gerry Klimo, Local 154 (Pittsburgh), Safety Training Coordinator.
"This was once again an excellent course, and we received excellent feedback from those attending the program," said Grant Jacobs, Canadian National Director of Apprenticeship and Education. "Both instructors built upon the real-life experiences of the participants from the class, which included members who have worked as general foremen, superintendents, and project managers."
The course included 18 sections covering the various disciplines of project management, such as planning and scheduling, conflict resolution, cost control and tracking, managing customer expectations, and quality control.