Student Opportunities

Providing students with the means to increase their education and gain hands-on experience will further the lumber and building supply industry. Continue your education throughout the year with courses and certificates available from our partners and within our organization.


Recently, WRLA has partnered with SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) and NorQuest College to connect its students to the lumber and building supply industry. This partnership creates pathways to employment while providing WRLA members with a quality recruiting ground. Our industry is full of opportunity and WRLA wants to ensure that it is doing its part to promote the industry and career opportunities to the next generation.

NexGEN brings third and fourth year Supply Chain and Marketing students from SAIT to the Building & Hardware Showcase floor to interact with exhibiting companies. If you’re interested in having these students visit your booth, please send an email to WRLA Member Services.

NexGEN students from NorQuest have toured member facilities. In April 2019, WRLA arranged for students to tour three-member facilities to learn manufacturing, distribution and more. They learned what it takes to keep products competitive while still providing exceptional service, and how technology, high performance and maintaining excellent customer service can make a business successful.

Thank you Durabuilt, Can-Cell and Trail Building for partnering with us on these tours.

If you’re interested in the NexGEN program or know someone who might be interested, email us today.

For more opportunities to further your career, visit the Training Courses and Further Education pages.