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West Coast Code Consultants (WC3) Launched The WC3 Academy Today
"When we look back, I believe today will be seen, as the turning point in the way we train building inspectors, plans examiners and building officials," said WC3 Academy brain-child, George Williams. "Training has to be available after-hours, and on weekends." WC3 recognizes the need for training programs to be convenient for working professionals, and those from the construction trades.
The code professional industry is facing a mass retirement in the next 15 years, with nearly 80% of current professionals expected to retire or exit the industry. Although this is a challenge for the industry, WC3 is determined to be part of the solution. Mr. Williams explains, "There's a huge population of plumbers, electricians, and carpenters that make ideal candidates for the future generation of code professionals. Getting them certified isn't easy, as current options can be expensive and time-consuming. The WC3 Academy will make the process easier. We've witnessed an 82% pass rate on national certification exams with the other training programs we have created." The WC3 Academy will provide the needed training to fill the need in the industry.
WC3 Academy features hi-def video training modules, with comprehensive quizzes following each one-hour or less segment. Modules include links to public access versions of the International Codes, links to applicable online content, as well as full-length, timed practice exams. Training is available to anyone with an internet connection providing the convenience to take courses any time of the day and avoids the ongoing expenses traveling to courses.
WC3 is a leader in providing code consulting services across northern California, Washington, Nevada, and Utah. WC3 has expertise in code training, plan review, inspection, and building department administration. In addition to the WC3 Academy, the company has developed eProcess360 permitting software, which is now in use in numerous jurisdictions across multiple states.
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