MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is partnering with the Asphalt Institute (AI) to offer a two-day paving inspector course as part of the course program for the association’s 13th annual Road Building Academy.
Taking place Feb. 24 to 28, 2020 at the BMO Institute for Learning in Scarborough, Ont., the course will cover fundamental information every asphalt plant mix roadway inspector should know. Until now, the course was only available in the U.S. and it will be the only course of its kind available in Canada.
The Academy program will feature 25 courses, including 11 new courses covering management, leadership, business practice, health and safety and legal topics relevant to the road building industry.
Companies considering registering for the Academy are encouraged to take advantage of the Canada-Ontario Job Grants Program, which gives direct financial support for employee training, indicates an ORBA release, adding funding is available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training to employees. All ORBA Road Building Academy courses are eligible for funding and employers are eligible for up to $10,000 in government support per person for training cost.
“ORBA’s Road Building Academy has provided the industry a robust array of learning opportunities over the past 13 years to help raise the bar of overall quality in the road building industry,” said Bryan Hocking, ORBA COO, in a release. “This year we are especially pleased to be partnering with AI in debuting the Paving Inspector Course, as a part of the Road Building Academy, in Canada.”