On The Road Again
Northwest Lineman College recently delivered this TransBanker® Mobile Transformer Training Lab to Valard Construction. The TransBanker® Mobile Lab helps Valard provide safe, realistic, hands-on training to its lineworkers and employees at their job sites, minimizing down time and improving productivity. From Valard’s perspective – “The mobile lab will allow us to provide scenario based transformation training to our apprentices, helping them to become more skilled, safer tradespeople.”
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Valard Recevied an Award from Enbridge Gas for a Perfect Safety Record in 2020!
This award is given to excavators that request more than 500 locate requests in Ontario without damaging a single pipeline. Valard Ontario’s hydro and telecom distribution operations requested close to 5700 locates in 2020 in the most congested utility infrastructure corridors in the country.
Management Team to employees – “A sincere THANK YOU to everyone involved for all of your hard work and diligence in continuing to make Valard a leader in safe excavation and damage prevention.”
Boots on the Ground Perspective
We recently caught up with Adam Peters of Pikangikum First Nation – read on for his thoughts about the project.
My father always used to tell me ‘Go to school my son, get an education, so you can make a difference for your people.’ His words still resonate with me as strongly in my adulthood, as they did in my adolescence. I have now been employed with Valard for 10 months, and my father’s words have never had more significance.
Working for Valard has been a remarkable experience as it has taught me many things about my character – perseverance, endurance, resilience, just to name a few. I know that, by tapping into my full potential, I will not only contribute to the growth and prosperity of First Nations people, but to society as a whole.
Connecting our neighbouring communities to the grid not only brings me satisfaction, as I see each tower I helped assemble erected, but it brings me purpose. My work will affect generations to come, long after I’m gone. Valard has brought such a wonderful opportunity and I am grateful to be a part of this project.
More locally hired crew members tell us what working on the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project means to them.
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