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Concrete institute bringing education to Canada

By Adam Freill   

Concrete Construction

NPCA Master Precaster program coming to Canada; will be available through the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) has licensed its Master Precaster program to the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI). Beginning in 2024, CPCI will offer Master Precaster courses through a combination of in-person and web-based events.

Individuals can obtain Master Precaster status by completing six precast-specific courses that focus on general industry knowledge, production, safety, technical, quality control and leadership. The courses can be taken in any order, but all six must be completed to acquire the designation. Since being introduced in 2012, more than 400 individuals have completed the program and earned the title Master Precaster from NPCA.

“The Master Precaster program is a well-established and highly regarded precast-specific worker training program built on the needs of our members,” stated NPCA president and CEO Nick Rhoad. “We look forward to working alongside CPCI to continue skilling up the workforce, providing opportunities for production personnel so that we can help ensure the manufacturing of high-quality precast concrete products.”

“We are proud to partner with NPCA on this great education initiative,” said Val Sylaj, president of CPCI. “Providing a comprehensive training program such as the NPCA Master Precaster will go a long way toward educating our industry and further reinforcing the excellent relationship between our two organizations.”


Master Precasters trained by CPCI will receive the same recognition as those who complete the education through NPCA, including a certificate, a gold hard hat and inclusion in the annual graduation ceremony that takes place at the Precast Show.





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