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NLCA Helps Build your Business

Welcome to our Centre of Excellence

Our Centre of Excellence helps you build the foundation you need. Align your skills directly with those in the commercial & industrial construction industry.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association Centre of Excellence allows industry members to continue working, while gaining the skills needed in their construction careers.

Global learning with in-class or webinar-based video conferencing, Lunch n’ Learns and special-topic seminars, with new sessions added monthly.

After careful consideration and feedback from members, and taking into consideration the COVID-19 update from our province on March 12, 2020 and the encouragement of social distancing, the NLCA Centre of Excellence will be offering courses via webinar only at this time. Updates will be provided once available.

The Centre of Excellence – a pillar of YOUR NLCA

Together, we’re building Newfoundland and Labrador.

Upcoming Training

October 28, 2020

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

BEYOND 2020: Leveraging government support and focusing on cashflow


November 2, 2020

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Responding Successfully To A Request For Proposal


November 17, 2020

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

What’s Next for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Non-residential Construction Industry?


November 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day

Construction Industry Ethics


November 27, 2020

Various Dates and times

New Documents Seminars: CCDC 2 ‘Stipulated Price Contract, Master Specification for Division 01 ‘General Requirements and CCDC 31 ‘Service Contract Between Owner and Consultant’


November 30, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide for a Profitable Construction Company


December 2, 2020

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Microsoft Teams Mastery


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The Centre of Excellence - a pillar of YOUR NLCA

Gold Seal Program

Gold Seal Certification is the highest standard for excellence in the management of construction. It is a nationally recognized certification for project managers, superintendents, estimators, foreman, construction safety coordinators and owner’s project managers.

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National Gold Seal website

Lunch n’ Learns/Seminars

Our lunch n’ learns and special topic seminars allow you to enhance your professional development and gain the practical training needed to enhance your career and align your skills directly with the needs of the commercial and industrial construction industry.

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Distance Learning

Virtually all Centre of Excellence courses are available across the province or internationally through our distance learning platform.  According to our hundreds of distance participants it is “easy to use and makes you feel like being there”.



The NLCA has partnered with the CCA and BuildForce Canada to offer E-Learning courses that can be completed at any time.  Upon successful completion, all of them also award valuable Gold Seal credits.


To view a complete list of our e-learning courses and the details click here.

Scholarship Program

The Association offers a wide range of scholarships each year to post-secondary students who have demonstrated excellence in their schooling and a commitment to their communities.

Annually we provide ten $1,000 scholarships and one $2,000 scholarship to students. The $2,000 “Lar Rossiter Memorial Award” is in recognition of our former President and CEO.

The NLCA also partners with Academy Canada Career College to offer ten $1000 “Future Prospects” scholarships to trades students attending that school.

Applications for 2020 are now available!

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