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The BTA coordinates and promotes the interests of 18 Alberta local skilled trades unions, whose more than 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, and fabrication industries.

The BTA:

  • promotes a safe industry
  • works to influence legislation, regulation, and government sentiment toward organized labour,
  • creates and participates in alliances and partnerships with owners and contractors,
  • participates in boards, associations, committees and other industry groups,
  • develops programs that support under-represented groups in the trades, and
  • develops programs that highlight the value of unionized labour in order to help create more work opportunities for our members.

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Monday 18th November 2019, 10:20

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In June, the BTA Charitable Foundation was pleased to give $15,000 to TELUS Ride for Dad. We've been proud to be the Edmonton ride's platinum sponsor for the past few years.

Today, they stopped in to deliver plaques and say thanks.

Ride for Dad supports prostate cancer research and raises public awareness of the disease through rides in cities across Canada. Since 2000, it's raised more than $33-million for the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation - and the funds raised in each community go toward research and awareness in those communities.

L-R: Kevin Lecht, Insulators Local 110; Mike Reinhart, IBEW Local 424 Union; John Desrosiers, Liuna Construction & General Workers Union Local No.92; Derrick Schulte, Local Carpenters Union 1325; Terry, Motorcycle Ride for Dad Edmonton; Robert Taylor, United Association Local 488; Shawn Griffin; Sheet Metal Workers Local 8; Robert Calver, Ironworkers Union Local 725; Terry Parker; Building Trades of Alberta.
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In June, the BTA Charitable Foundation was pleased to give $15,000 to TELUS Ride for Dad. Weve been proud to be the Edmonton rides platinum sponsor for the past few years.  Today, they stopped in to deliver plaques and say thanks.  Ride for Dad supports prostate cancer research and raises public awareness of the disease through rides in cities across Canada. Since 2000, its raised more than $33-million for the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation - and the funds raised in each community go toward research and awareness in those communities.  L-R: Kevin Lecht, Insulators Local 110; Mike Reinhart, IBEW Local 424 Union; John Desrosiers, Liuna Construction & General Workers Union Local No.92; Derrick Schulte, Local Carpenters Union 1325; Terry, Motorcycle Ride for Dad Edmonton; Robert Taylor, United Association Local 488; Shawn Griffin; Sheet Metal Workers Local 8; Robert Calver, Ironworkers Union Local 725; Terry Parker; Building Trades of Alberta.

Friday 15th November 2019, 9:45

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We had a great time celebrating UNITE HERE! Local 47's 75th anniversary last night in Edmonton. Local 47 represents the best hospitality and camp culinary workers in Alberta. Happy 75 years! Learn more about 47 here: www.local47.net ... See MoreSee Less

We had a great time celebrating UNITE HERE! Local 47s 75th anniversary last night in Edmonton. Local 47 represents the best hospitality and camp culinary workers in Alberta. Happy 75 years! Learn more about 47 here: www.local47.netImage attachmentImage attachment

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We need more unionized food trucks !! Happy Anniversary!!

Thursday 14th November 2019, 11:00

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Meet United Association Local 488 member and senior welding examiner Sean Johnston and his son, Cole.

On Dec. 1, 2018, Cole was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. The accident took Cole's leg.

With the help of the Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Cole is learning to walk, and even drive, with his new prosthetic.

"I knew Local 488 gave money for the Courage Centre through the Building Trades. But I didn't realize just how much it does for people in need, until it was my family who needed it," said Sean.

It's incredible what happens when giving back, gives back.

The Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre offers rehabilitation services that use technology to assist people with physical and cognitive problems.

Some of the technology used includes:

- a virtual reality pod with hardware that tracks motion
- a driving simulator to train clients to drive again
- a robotic-assisted gait trainer (Lokomat) to assist clients in learning to walk again
- a classroom with computers and a SMART board to assist clients with improving their memory and decision-making skills

Read more about Cole's incredible story of survival and triumph in the next issue of BTA's "In the Loop."

Learn more about The Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre here: bit.ly/2phpyPO
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Meet United Association Local 488 member and senior welding examiner Sean Johnston and his son, Cole.  On Dec. 1, 2018, Cole was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. The accident took Coles leg.  With the help of the Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Cole is learning to walk, and even drive, with his new prosthetic.  I knew Local 488 gave money for the Courage Centre through the Building Trades. But I didnt realize just how much it does for people in need, until it was my family who needed it, said Sean.  Its incredible what happens when giving back, gives back.  The Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre offers rehabilitation services that use technology to assist people with physical and cognitive problems.  Some of the technology used includes:  - a virtual reality pod with hardware that tracks motion
- a driving simulator to train clients to drive again
- a robotic-assisted gait trainer (Lokomat) to assist clients in learning to walk again
- a classroom with computers and a SMART board to assist clients with improving their memory and decision-making skills  Read more about Coles incredible story of survival and triumph in the next issue of BTAs In the Loop.  Learn more about The Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre here: https://bit.ly/2phpyPO

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This is so awesome! Cole, yoyr strength is amazing and will take you places you've never dreamed of. Love to you all.

Wow Sean - this is incredible!!!!! I’m so sorry this happened to you and your family! My heart goes out to you guys. Glad Cole is doing so well!!!! How scary for you guys!!!!

Very proud of how far he has come.

Super proud of this young man.

Hey Sean - sorry to hear this but what a miracle Cole is -stay strong - take care

This is great to see!

Amazing!

How brave man he is!!

Way to battle back Cole 🙂

Tuesday 12th November 2019, 9:42

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BTA along with ACTI, proudly donated a new VR headset last week to our friends at CAREERS: The Next Generation, which helps young people explore careers in the skilled trades.

The pre-loaded scaffolding and iron structure headset is a great tech tool that will help students learn in an interactive and safe environment.CAREERS is fully embracing the technology wave! Thanks to the generosity of Building Trades of Alberta and Alberta Construction Training Institute, CAREERS: The Next Generation now has a pre-loaded scaffolding and iron structure VR headset! With this new tool we will be able to really show students what their future could be. Here is one of our Regional Directors receiving the VR hardware with Terry Parker from BTA, Jason Wright from BTA Training Society as well as Wade and Carolyn Glavine from ACTI! We are so excited to put this tool to good use.
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BTA along with ACTI, proudly donated a new VR headset last week to our friends at CAREERS: The Next Generation, which helps young people explore careers in the skilled trades.  The pre-loaded scaffolding and iron structure headset is a great tech tool that will help students learn in an interactive and safe environment.

Monday 11th November 2019, 8:00

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The Building Trades of Alberta thanks the brave women and men in uniform for their service and the sacrifices they've made for our great country, and all who call it home. We honour. We remember.

For those who have served and are looking to transition to a civilian career, please check out Helmets to Hardhats Canada, a program we are proud to partner with that helps get vets into a rewarding career in the skilled trades.

Lest We Forget.
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The Building Trades of Alberta thanks the brave women and men in uniform for their service and the sacrifices theyve made for our great country, and all who call it home. We honour. We remember.  For those who have served and are looking to transition to a civilian career, please check out Helmets to Hardhats Canada, a program we are proud to partner with that helps get vets into a rewarding career in the skilled trades.  Lest We Forget.

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Thank you for your support, giving quality careers for Reservists, transitioning military and Veterans!

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BTA Charitable Foundation was pleased 2 give $15k to TELUS Ride for Dad in June - been proud to be the #yeg ride's platinum sponsor for the past few years. Today, they stopped in 2 say thanks. RFD raises public awareness of prostate cancer through rides in cities across Canada

Meet @ualocal488 mbr Sean & son, Cole. Cole was in a MVA that took his leg. With the help of BTA's Courage Centre at the #Glenrose, Cole is learning 2 walk & even drive, w his new prosthetic - amazing when giving back, gives back - https://t.co/zK4dfk0z0E #ableg #abtrades

#LNG Canada and its main contractor – JGC Fluor – have committed to a hiring policy that gives preference to local workers, women and First Nations. As of September, of the 1,000 people employed on the project, 520 are from the Terrace-Kitimat region.

$40 billion megaproject begins to take shape in Kitimat

One thousand workers are preparing LNG Canada site for major construction phase

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BTA along with ACTI, proudly donated a new VR headset to our friends at CAREERS: The Next Generation. The pre-loaded scaffolding and iron structure headset is a great tech tool that will help students learn in an interactive and safe environment #ableg #abtrades

BTA thx those in uniform 4 their service & sacrifices they’ve made 4 our country & those who call it home. We remember. Folks looking to transition to a civilian career, visit @H2HCanada a program we’re proud 2 partner w that helps get vets into the skilled trades #ableg #Nov11

BTACF was proud 2 give $50k to Heart & Stroke Foundation 2day. HSF’s Darlene Scott told us a 10yr old girl had a cardiac arrest on her school’s playground. Her teach had access to an AED. It saved her life. Donations like these help HSF provide AEDs & more. Happy to help them out

UA 496 mbr Greg Chant, journeyman plumber w #yyc school board, was on the job today w son Matthew as part of “bring your kid to work day.” Had a great time learning what it takes to keep mechanical systems running smoothly in Calgary schools. The future of 496 😎 #ableg #abtrades

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Get to Know the BTA

The Building Trades of Alberta is about PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY. We coordinate and promote the interests of 18 Alberta local trade unions whose 60,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrication industries. We meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry in an energy conscious world.

  • We work on industrial, commercial, and institutional construction projects – as well as on maintenance projects – throughout Alberta.
  • We partner with contractors and employers to deliver projects on budget and on schedule.
  • We provide the most reliable, productive, and safest building trades workforce available.
  • We believe in investing in our people. We are the largest supporters of apprenticeship and training for building trades workers in the private sector. Our union training facilities and programs set the standard in the construction industry.
  • We believe in investing in Alberta and in our communities. Through the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation, our members have donated over $7.6 million to worthwhile charities throughout Alberta.

Who are the Building Trades of Alberta members? We are your friends, your neighbours, and the volunteers that make our Alberta communities better places to live.