Education Needs Assessment

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VRCA has completed its industry-wide education needs assessment, designed to ensure that our members have access to the education they need in a format that suits them best.

Key milestones for this project are:

May 2017: Board of Directors identifies in VRCA’s 2017-2020 strategic plan the need for VRCA to foster a culture of continuous learning across the industry by providing world-class technical and non-technical education and training.
Dec 2017: VRCA applies for a grant from the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) to hire a consultant to perform the industry-wide education needs assessment.
March 2018: VRCA is awarded a grant from REFBC.
April 2018: VRCA launches an RFP calling for consultants to respond to specific project criteria.
May 2018: VRCA selects RDH Building Science as its consultant partner for this project.
June-Oct 2018: RDH undertakes the necessary research and analysis activities.
Nov 2018: RDH presents the results of the education needs assessment to VRCA.

New courses are being added to the Education Calendar, based on the results of the education needs assessment.

First out of the gate, has been the launch of two new classroom courses:

  • Planning for Foremen
  • Lean Project Delivery Bootcamp

Both of these courses have sold out!

Additional new courses will be added to the Education Calendar on an ongoing basis and in Spring 2019 an in-depth analysis will be performed by VRCA to identify how successful the new course offerings have been. In addition to the research and analysis aspects of the assessment performed by RDH, a public report on their findings will also be created. This report will be available Dec. 1, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding VRCA’s Education Program, please contact Andrea Ringrose, Manager, Education at [email protected].