UBC Millwright Local 1460 Alberta – A new Era of Collaboration and Community Engagement

Published On: March 22, 2024Categories: Direct

Edmonton, AB – February 26, 2023 – In a significant stride toward fostering meaningful partnerships and a highly skilled workforce, UBC Millwright Local 1460 Alberta proudly announces our new partnership with Stuart Olson Industrial Maintenance. This marks a milestone in our commitment to excellence, innovation, and community engagement. Stuart Olson’s reputation for quality and reliability in industrial maintenance dovetails perfectly with our mission to develop highly skilled tradespeople ready to meet the challenges of today’s industries.

Sharla Skawronik, Chair of Sisters in the Brotherhood for Local 1460 has been working tirelessly with our sister membership. Under her guidance, initiatives have taken shape to promote inclusivity and equal opportunities within the millwright trade. A highlight of these efforts includes volunteer participation at trade shows aimed at inspiring a new generation of tradeswomen. These events serve not only as platforms for skill demonstration but also as crucial engagement points for women considering careers in the skilled trades.

Moreover, our partnership with Tradewinds to Success signifies our dedication to breaking down barriers to entry for Indigenous peoples and those from many underrepresented communities. By providing tailored training programs and support, we are attracting top candidates who may not have known that this opportunity existed. We are paving the way for more inclusive workplaces that reflect the diversity of our community.

A groundbreaking project on the horizon is the Net Zero initiative at the Dow Chemical facility in Fort Saskatchewan set to commence in 2024. The PATH2ZERO project not only exemplifies Alberta’s commitment to sustainability but also offers our members the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology that is leading the way to a greener future. It underscores the importance of our millwright members in achieving net-zero targets and showcases the vital role of skilled labour in the transition towards sustainable industrial practices.

In the spirit of continuous learning and improvement, our training initiatives remain at the forefront of our efforts. By equipping our members with the latest skills and knowledge, we ensure they are well-prepared to tackle the demands of modern industry, thereby reinforcing the value of craftmanship and reliability that Local 1460 members bring to every project.

Our work, driven by the dedication of members like Sharla Skawronik and partnerships with forward-thinking organizations, exemplifies the power of unity in achieving common goals. As we embark on these new ventures, we are reminded of the strength found in collaboration and the endless possibilities that arise when we work together towards a shared vision.