March 2018

Bill 1 - The Energy Diversification Act: Important Background

Thursday, March 15, 2018
During last week's Throne Speech, the Government of Alberta announced the expansion of the Petrochemicals Diversity Program. The intent of this Bill is to diversify Alberta's economy and stop the boom/bust policies of the past. Please read the announcement here:

Two Instrument Fitter Courses Offered in May

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will be running two Instrument Fitter courses in May. Registration is now open for the following dates: • May 7 – 11, 2018 • May 14 – 18, 2018 Please contact the Registrar at (780) 482-9529 and register today.

Advanced Work Packaging AWP Foundations Course Now Offered

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) is offering an Advanced Work Packaging AWP Foundations course on April 2. This four (4) hour course is intended for students to develop an awareness in AWP and WFP that will be working on a project, or within an organization, that is using AWP or WFP. Please...

Pipeline Newsletter For March, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The March 2018 edition of the Pipeline Newsletter is now available. Please read the reports and stay up-to-date with what's going on with YOUR Local.

BTA and Calgary Roughnecks Deal For You!

Monday, March 5, 2018
The Building Trades of Alberta (BTA) has a great promotional offer for you! On Saturday, March 17 (St. Paddy's Day), you can purchase Calgary Roughneck tickets for $22.50 plus GST - up to 65% in savings! Click on the link for details.

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Thursday, March 1, 2018
In an effort to provide faster and more efficient service to our members, the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will now be taking registrations exclusively online for all OSSA and BSO safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for...

New Policy Helps Alberta’s Apprentices Get To Work

Thursday, March 1, 2018
A new bidding policy for construction contractors will ensure apprentices receive work experience on all major Government of Alberta-funded infrastructure and transportation projects. Click to read the complete story.

February 2018

Apprenticeship Classes Now Available!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Registration is now available for the attached Apprenticeship classes at the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC). Please call and reserve your spot today.

Have Your Say on Alberta Economic Diversification

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Yesterday, the province announced plans to spend up to $1 billion over the next eight years for new partial upgrading facilities in Alberta to diversify the energy sector. The money will likely come in the form of $800 million in loan guarantees and $200 million in grants. The government hopes it...

2018 Spring Shutdown Schedule

Monday, February 26, 2018
The 2018 Spring Shutdown Schedule is now available for your viewing. Please note that the expiration date on this schedule is June 24, 2018.