CCA launches mentorship pilot program for industry entrepreneurs
By Jillian MorganConstruction
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is calling on the industry’s aspiring entrepreneurs.
The association is launching a mentorship pilot program, with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI).
“Aspiring entrepreneurs” in the construction sector will be matched with experienced industry professionals, with the goal of helping “hone the ideas or roll out plans.”
“One of the challenges for businesses developing new solutions is gaining access to executives in the industry to get feedback on their solution and to gain adoption,” Mary Van Buren, CCA president, said.
“Likewise, it can be difficult for the industry to learn about leading-edge technology, innovations or solutions that can dramatically improve their businesses.”
An advisory committee comprising nine CCA and CCI board members from across Canada is assisting with identifying and matching mentors.