CMU Construction Internships 101 for Contractors

CONSTRUCTION INTERNSHIP 101

Looking for your future workforce in construction?  Want to provide an opportunity to train future employees?

Join WCCA, Colorado Mesa University Construction Management Program and Western Colorado Community College’s P-Tech Program for an informational webinar on how to hire an intern with:  Construction Internship 101

8:00 am Online  – open to all members of construction industry in all regions.  This webinar will go over steps to obtaining a working intern and how to provide education credits for working students.

Register for the event and you will be provided with log in information !

WCCA has Flagger and TCS Certification Classes in Western Colorado

WCCA has Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor(TCS) Classes!!!!

More Classes for Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor(TCS) have been scheduled for April and May.  The NEXT WCCA Flagger Certification Class is scheduled for April 9 and TCS training  by WCCA will be held May 6 & 7.  Classes subject to Availability and approved through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).  Rates for WCCA members, Non-Members and Municipalities are available. 

Classes scheduled:

  • Flagger Class – 3 Hour Class
  • April 9, 2021  8AM 
  • WCCA Training Room     
  • 2470 Patterson Rd #14
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • TCS Class – 2 Day
  • May 6 & 7, 2021 8AM
  • WCCA Training Room
  • 2470 Patterson Rd #14
  • Grand Junction, CO

COVID PROCEDURES WILL BE FOLLOWED

MAXIMUM 10 STUDENTS PER CLASS.

For more information on Flagger Classes or TCS Classes click button below or call WCCA office at 970-245-1384

WCCA Government Affairs Updates 3-18-2021

The Colorado Legislature is in full swing and WCCA Government Affairs Committee has been looking out for the interest of members in Western Colorado.  The 2021 Legislative session has been 424 bills introduced so far.

Among the activities being monitored have been:

  • Green House Gas Roadmap was  introduced in January of 2021.  WCCA has been invited to stakeholder discussions open to WCCA members and public.  The State is currently working on rule making to adhere to the GHG Roadmap. There are several concerns regarding vertical and horizontal construction as the rules are being developed by the State.
  • HB21-2007  State Apprenticeship Agency   Colorado is looking at a creating State Apprentice Agency with state regulations for Apprenticeship opportunities and resources.  WCCA has sent a letter of OPPOSITION to the original draft due to funding, additional regulation and regards to currently established programs under the DOL.
  • HB21-1095  811 Locate Exemption For County Road Maintenance Concerning excavation notification requirements for underground facility location in connection with county road maintenance.  WCCA is monitoring.
  • HB21-1056 Cost Thresholds For Public Project Bidding Requirements concerning an increase to the cap on projects that CDOT is allowed to self perform for maintenance projects.  WCCA, CCA, and other associations OPPOSED the original bill language and worked with CDOT to help shape the bill.  The new language should be out soon to be considered for approval including a $250,000 cap on self performed work versus the proposed $500,000, without additional annual increases, and an annual  review by the Transportation Commission.
  • WCCA is also currently involved in The Transportation Budget Recovery Workgroup, Ongoing discussions regarding US 50 Little Blue Mesa Project, Weekly CDOT industry meetings, Industry COVID Response meetings, WSDPC (West Slope Damage Prevention Council), MEDC (Montrose Economic Development Council), CLUB20 and AMGD (Associated Members for Growth & Development)

The WCCA Government Affairs Committee does look at all concerns that affect our members in Western Colorado and submit recommendations (Oppose, Support, Monitor, Question) to the WCCA Board for consideration before any action is taken.  WCCA Members are often invited to participate in discussions or weigh in on issues that would affect the construction industry and related businesses.   WCCA may provide information to members, research issues as provided by members, and take approved action on behalf of members on issues if it is of benefit to the WCCA Community.

Want to get involved or know of issues that affect the Western Colorado construction industry or related businesses?  You are the experts and we need your voice!  WCCA Government Affairs Committee meets every 4th Wednesday of each month at WCCA office and online for any members who would like to attend!  If there is an issue you would like to have included in the agenda for discussion, please send your concerns/topics to [email protected]  The Association is not able to endorse candidates for any municipality.

Call 970-245-1348 for more information on the WCCA Government Affairs Committee or positions previously or currently taken by WCCA.

US 50 LITTLE BLUE CREEK CANYON IMPROVEMENTS (Gunnison/Montrose Counties)

Starting in April 2021, the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division and the Colorado Department of Transportation are starting a 4-mile roadway project on US 50 approximately 30 miles from Montrose and Gunnison.

With the much needed Federally funded repairs and redesign of the roadway there are several things to know before you travel or plan around this project.  See below for information on Closure Times, Resources regarding this project, and Sign up for text alerts.

In November of 2020, the project plans for the US Little Blue Creek Canyon Improvements were introduced to the community.  WCCA submitted member concerns which helped factor into adjustments made by the governing entities  to help minimize closure times, plan for community needs and to create public information outlets to answer questions and to address concerns and update the community .  WCCA will continue to work with CDOT and FHWA to express concerns of our members and productively collaborate on possible solutions when available.

SHOOT! 2021 WCCA Trap Shoot

2021 WCCA Trap Shoot & After Party – August 14

August 14, 2021
Trap Shoot Location: Grand Junction Trap Club – GJ
7am-11:30am
 After Party Location: Ale House  – GJ 

Want a GREAT networking opportunity with construction related businesses that involves the sport of shooting? 

Don’t miss this opportunity to sponsor the 2021 WCCA Trap Shoot & After Party! 

This year WCCA has opened the event to 26 team slots for morning trap shoot with team check in starting at 7am, trap event 8-11am, open to all WCCA members.  The After Party will be held at the Ale House in Grand Junction restricted to current COVID regulations.   

  • 5 Man Team Registration – Must be a WCCA Member to register team.
  • Each registered shooter in event receives breakfast, 2 boxes of shells; One entry into drawing; one wrist band to After Party at Ale House (includes 2 drink tickets)
  • Personal Eye/Ear Protection Required for Safety
  • 7-8 shots only
  • Mulligans and Limited Rent-A-Ringer participants available – One mulligan per person allowed (5 max per team) proceeds benefit MC 4-H Shooting Club
  • 2- Annie Oakley Bonus Rounds after Tournament- donations from participants to benefit MC 4-H Shooting Club. Sign up at event $5 per person per person per bonus round.
  • Cash Awards/ Drawing Prizes Announced at After Party at Ale House. At least one new shotgun is sponsored for the event drawing.
  • After Party at the Ale House following the tournament (11:30-3pm) Additional Wrist Band Purchase available to all members and guests $10/each (2 drink tickets included with each)

This year’s donations from this event will benefit the Mesa County 4-H Shooting Sports.

***NOTE: 

  • Prices per team are directly related to cost of shells- each team member receives 2 boxes of shells during tournament.
  • Sponsorships and teams for this are limited and tend to sell out quickly.  Let the WCCA staff know if there are any questions! 970-245-1384

 REGISTRATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS: 

(click below for selection)

 WCCA Trap Shoot Package 1 $1200

  • Trap House/ Meal & Beverage/ After Party Sponsorship
  • 1 trap team entry
  • After Party Booth Placement/Signs
  • 6 additional wrist bands to After Party with drink tickets

WCCA Package 2  $850

  • Trap House/ Meal & Beverage/ After Party Sponsorship
  • 6 wrist bands to After Party with drinks

WCCA Trap Shoot Package 3  $550

  • 1 trap team entry
  • Trap House Sponsorship

 

ALA CART

Trap Shoot Team              $350 (5 people- must be WCCA member registration)  

Trap House Sponsor         $250

Mulligans                           $5 (One per person- 5 max per team)

Rent a Ringer                    $100 (one 4-H shooter for your team. Proceeds go to MC 4-H Shooting)

Meal/ Beverage Sponsor  $200

After Party Sponsor         $500

After Party Guest             $10 (*shooters receive 2 tickets each with registration*)

Annie Oakley Shoot         $10 /shooter (shooters register/pay at tournament. Proceeds to MC 4-H Shooting)

WCCA Member SHRED DAY Is Coming!

WCCA SHRED DAY!

May 6, 2021  9AM-3PM (or until truck is full)

2470 PATTERSON RD #14– GJ

Get rid of all your unwanted secure documents after tax season!

COLORADO DOCUMENT SECURITY’S shredding truck will be at  WCCA’s office ready for you to dispose of :

√ Tax Papers

√ Secure Documents

√ Files

Stop in to say “hello” to WCCA staff, have a cup of coffee !

*NO items accepted before  Thursday May 6     *NO binder/paper clips

*One day only event  *Open to WCCA Members

* Break down your boxes for recycling or take with you!

FREE SERVICE TO ALL MEMBERS

 

2021 WCCA Golf Events & Sponsorships

2021 WCCA GOLF TOURNAMENTS 

ADOBE CREEK GOLF COURSE- FRUITA, CO
Saturday June 5, 2021 
BRIDGES GOLF COURSE- MONTROSE, CO
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

For years, WCCA has made a tradition of annual networking events including the WCCA Golf Tournaments held in Spring & Fall.  This is a GREAT way to meet other WCCA Members, take your clients out for a great event, get your name in front of hundreds of participants this year, and give back to the community.  NOTE:  Sponsorships and teams for both tournaments are limited and tend to sell out quickly.  Let the WCCA staff know if there are any questions! 970-245-1384

    • Fun 4-man scramble tournament for WCCA members & guests
    • Each completed done by 3pm
    •  Limited team registrations available for each tournament
    • Hole, meal/beverage, prize and other  sponsorships for each event
    • Gimmick holes with 1/2 cash drawing prizes (bring your cash)
    • Mulligans with proceeds going to an area non-profit organization (chosen by WCCA Events/Membership Committee)
    • Awards & Prizes for attendants.
    • Breakfast, Lunch and 2 drink tickets provided for all players

REGISTRATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS: (click below for selection)

2021 GOLF REGISTRATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS: (click below for selection)

Packages For Both Golf Tournaments:

WCCA Golf Package 1- $1800  (includes team/meal/hole sponsorship in both events)

WCCA Golf Package 2 – $1600 (includes team/meal sponsorship in both events)

WCCA Golf Package 3 – $1200 (includes team/hole sponsorship in both events)

WCCA Golf Package 4 – $850 (hole sponsor/meal sponsor in both tournaments)

WCCA Meal/Beverage Sponsor $700  (Meal/Beverage sponsor in both tournaments)

WCCA Long Putt Sponsor $300 (challenge hole for both tournaments) (limit one sponsor)

WCCA Long Drive Sponsor $300 (challenge hole for both tournaments) (limit one sponsor)

WCCA Golf Ball Range Sponsor $ 300 (includes both tournaments) (Limit one sponsor)

 

A LA CARTE:

WCCA Spring Golf Tournament June 5, 2021 (Adobe Creek Golf Course)

WCCA Spring Golf Team of 4– $475

WCCA Spring Golf Hole Sponsor- $150

WCCA Spring Golf Meal/Beverage Sponsor- $375

WCCA Spring Golf Swag Bag/prize Sponsorship -$200

WCCA Spring Golf Swag Bag/prize Donations- select for staff to contact you regarding details

WCCA FALL Golf Tournament September 18, 2021 (Bridges Golf Course-Montrose)

WCCA Fall Golf Team of 4– $500

WCCA Fall Golf Hole Sponsor- $150

WCCA Fall Golf Meal/Beverage Sponsor- $375

WCCA Fall Golf Swag Bag/prize Sponsorship -$200

WCCA Fall Golf Swag Bag/prize Donations- select for staff to contact you regarding details

Add Ons:

WCCA Shot Hole +$150 * must be purchased with a Golf Hole Sponsorship

2021 Western Colorado Construction Career Day

Want a creative way to entice students to choose a career in the Construction and Trades Industry?

Western Colorado Construction Career Day (WCCCD) is a community sponsored ONE-DAY event held for Mesa Valley School District 51 11th- grade students.

This event give students HANDS ON experience in the construction industry with up to 60  educational stations provided by area construction related businesses. (max 1200 students for event)

Western Colorado Construction Career Days
Mesa County Fair Grounds- Grand Junction

September 14, 2021  9a-2p

Companies -get involved!

  • Register for your company to have a hands-on station for up to 150 students per station the day of event to learn about your business!
  • Register to be a sponsor! Funds are used for event lunches, materials, and other logistics for the event! Includes promotional recognition during event.
  • Donate in kind items such as ear plugs, hats, goggles, or other items for students.
  • Volunteer between 9am-2pm to help with the event!

For more information or a sponsor presentation contact WCCA at (970)245-1384
To register as a sponsor, presenter, to donate visit www.utewater.org/constructioncareerday