Building excellence with Gold Seal Certification
At PCL Construction, their service is their people. PCL spends a lot of time and effort developing and training their people to be the absolute best in the business, and the Canadian Construction Association’s Gold Seal Certification program plays a key role.
“We find it a great way to prove to the industry, to our clients, and to ourselves that our people are qualified,” says Jason Portas, VP and district manager of Edmonton buildings for PCL.
Mike Love, a Gold Seal Certified PCL superintendent, agrees: “I encourage my team members to follow Gold Seal’s educational curriculum and to test themselves against the industry standard.”
“It’s become a sense of pride and accomplishment that this is again another cornerstone in our people development,” beams Portas.
The Gold Seal Certification program is Canada’s nationally-recognized industry standard for the certification of construction management professionals. Integrating Gold Seal Certification into their people development processes ensures that PCL maintains the highest levels of experience, education and training among their employees.
With a full roster of Gold Seal Certified professionals, PCL continually showcases the professionalism and high standards of their company and highlights the excellence of their employees. They are proven.
PCL recognizes that Gold Seal Certification raises the game for the entire industry, and they’re leading the way. “We’re creating a standard in the industry that we want everybody to strive for,” says Portas. “We want everybody in the industry to be Gold Seal at the right point in their career because it shows that they’ve met that qualification and have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform.”
Until that day, they’ll lead by Building excellence in their own people: “I think the biggest part of the program is showing our people what they’ve achieved for their own personal development and the level of qualification that you need,” says Portas. “For me, it wasn’t just about PCL anymore, I’ve got a designation in the industry that says I’m a Gold Seal project manager, I have the skills and experience, I’ve met the requirements, I’m at equal footing with others out in the industry…there’s pride in that.”