APRIL - 2019
NASCLA Staff has been very busy this Spring launching the new NASCLA Contractor Scholarship Program as well as the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program. We are very excited to see the essays and videos from the scholarship applicants, and to meet the winners at the NASCLA 2019 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. NASCLA is very excited to report that we have five (5) state agencies launching the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program in April/May 2019.
Last month, we met at the association office for our NASCLA Board of Directors Mid Year Meeting which was once again a great success. As always Dale Atkinson, the Executive Director of Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB), provided us with very important information and incite. He discussed the consortium and brought us up to date with what is going on nationwide. He also provided a Comprehensive Regulatory Training (CRT) program to board members in attendance.
I was privileged to meet the current subject matter experts who are working on updating our Job Analysis for the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors. We are so grateful for these individuals who are willing to volunteer and dedicate so much time and effort to help promote NASCLA initiatives.
As always, our NASCLA Accredited Examination Program Committee, Contractors Committee, Model Legislation Committee, and Technology Committee are doing a great job with their projects. We really appreciate all of our committees and the time and energy they volunteer to promote the building industry and the current workforce shortage.
I have seen so many changes and accomplishments since I became involved with NASCLA in July 2011, NASCLA Staff is always coming up with great ideas and keeping us informed of what is going on nationwide. It is time to update our NASCLA Strategic Plan and we hope to have Mr. Michael Barrett of Resonance, LLC facilitate at our NASCLA 2020 Board of Directors Mid Year Meeting. We are happy that George Whalen and Kathy S. LeCroix, NASCLA Fiscal Policy Representatives, have decided to continue participating in NASCLA events following retirement as they both carry a great wealth of knowledge and experience that we can all appreciate.
The NASCLA Staff will be coordinating membership and outreach meetings in the New England area in April 2019 that I look forward to participating in. We will be looking to engage more member support in that region since we will be in Baltimore this summer for the 2019 Annual Conference.
Thank you again to our NASCLA Staff, Board of Directors and all of our hardworking committee members, we could not do it without you. As always our goal is to continue to grow NASCLA and to promote the health, safety and welfare of the general public and support the construction industry. We hope to see all of you at the NASCLA 2019 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland!