The Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centres (AACCC) is a unique service designed to connect prospective Indigenous workers with employers recruiting for construction related careers. It is a partnership with NorQuest College, Bow Valley College, the Government of Alberta, First Nation communities, and industry organizations.
Our services will create Indigenous skills development and employment, while at the same time, assist Alberta business and industry with key human resource objectives. It responds to a business solution to address Alberta’s growth and skilled workforce shortages by engaging the resources of our Indigenous population in urban and rural communities through career development/training and Indigenous employment opportunities to support economic development.
In November 2014, the Government of Alberta committed $1 million (over 2 years) for the creation of the AACCC. Scheduled to open in March 2015, the AACCC will connect prospective Indigenous workers with employers that are recruiting for construction-related careers. The AACCC will receive job postings from business and industry and connect each posting with qualified Indigenous individuals registered within the Centres. All individuals registered with the Centres will receive job coaching support from a qualified Career Coach to assess qualifications, skill development requirements, and personalized job matching with positions submitted by companies who are registered members of the AACCC.
This 2 year pilot includes the initial establishment of two Career Centres at NorQuest College and Bow Valley College respectively. The pilot allows for the evaluation and measurement of outcomes and provides a foundation to assess the potential for expanding services to include geographic areas outside Alberta’s largest urban areas. The AACCC is structured to achieve the following objectives for the Government of Alberta, Indigenous Albertans, and prospective employers:
Visit our website at www.aaccc.ca
In Edmonton and northern Alberta:
In Calgary and southern Alberta:
Bow Valley College