Construction Education Council

601-280 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G8
Tel: (613) 232-5169
Fax:( 613) 235-2793

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Construction Education Council Mandate:
"To provide guidance and support to the construction industry education and training program. To assist in the research, development, promotion and growth of industry education and training."

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Registration is Now Open for the 7 Day Supervisory - Click Here to Register

Service Webinar Series Now Open for Registration

Introduction to Mechanical Service webinar

The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada, in partnership with the Construction Education Council (CEC), is pleased to present an exclusive webinar series called Introduction To Mechanical Service.


The program is a series of four webinars of approximately 45 minutes each that are specifically designed for anyone new to the mechanical field. It covers everything from service terminology to why contractors charge the rates they do.


Each course is only $75 plus tax, but if you buy three, CEC will give you the fourth one free!


To find out more or to register, click here. Or visit www.servicecontractor.ca, email tania@mcac.ca or call 613-232-0492.


Module 1: April 6 (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)

Module 2: April 20 (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)

Module 3: May 4 (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)

Module 4: June 1 (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)


Looking for Supervisory and Management Training?

If you are interested in any of the following programs, please contact your local MCA or CEC office.


Making the Numbers Work – Kevin Dougherty – Saskatoon, SK – March 24
Procurement Chain Management - Dr. Perry Daneshgari - Halifax, NS - March 26th

Project Tracking to Improve Labour Productivity – Dr. Hanna – Winnipeg, MB – March 27

10-day PM – Waterloo, ON Week 1: March 26–30 and Week 2: April 16–20 **Sold Out
Service Contractor Training - Kevin Dougherty - Vancouver, BC - April 8th

Managing Construction Delay Claims – Dr. Awad Hanna – Halifax, NS – April 30

Cumulative Impact of Change Orders – Dr. Awad Hanna, Ottawa, ON – May 1
6-Day Supervisory Training – Gary Lehman, Vancouver, BC – April 23–25 & May 7–9

The 2015 National Education Program (NEP) catalogue is hot off the press and it should arrive in your mailbox in early January.  Our annual catalogue lists the vast array of courses available to you through the Construction Education Council (CEC), formerly known as the Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF). With over 75 new courses ranging from in class ½ day programs to our cornerstone 10 day Project Management Program, there is something for everyone whether you are in service, an estimator, a foreman, a supervisor or a project manager.  CEC has taken great care in finding  the very best industry instructors who offer a unique combination of real world experience and educational training. CEC makes every effort to have all qualifying courses Gold Seal certified. To download the full catalogue with a complete description of each course click on the image or click here.  Find something that interests you or one of your employees?  Contact your provincial or local MCA and they will work with CEC to bring the program to your city.  Do you have enough employees to offer your own course? Contact CEC directly and they will take care of all the arrangements.   For more information on any of the courses available in the catalogue, contact the CEC office at 613-232-0492 or email Tania@mcac.ca.

Click Here to Download the Complete 2015 National Education Program Catalogue


For Immediate Release:  (October 20, 2014, Ottawa, ON) - The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada would like to announce that during its recent meetings in St. John’s, Newfoundland, it was approved that the Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) will be legally dissolved as a separate Not for Profit Organization and will become a Council within MCA Canada.  The new Council will be called the Construction Education Council (CEC).  The main objective of the change is to bring ownership of the Council closer to the Provincial and Affiliate MCA’s thus increasing membership participation in education.  

CEC’s primary role will be to assess the education and training needs of the industry and to promote and deliver programs to meet these needs.  Other roles of the Council will include the promotion of careers in the construction industry, liaise with various training organizations, make recommendations on the expansion of current education programs including but not limited to partnership development, local and remote delivery, promotion and marketing, as well as private and customized delivery.

Leadership of the newly formed Council will be driven by MCA Canada Board of Director Members as well as MCA Managers.  The 2014-2015 Council members include: Daryl Zimmerman (Industry Representative and Chairman of Council), Gaetan Beaulieu (MCA Canada Chairman) ,  Dave Flamand (MCAC Executive Committee), Brad Mason and Dave Holek (MCA Canada Board of Directors), Dana Taylor, Steve Coleman and Duncan Williams (MCA Provincial Managers), Peter Ashton (Associate Council Chairman), John Warnica (Mechanical Service Contractors Chairman),  Richard McKeagan ( MCA Canada President) and Tania Johnston (CEC Executive Director).

The MCA Canada Board of Directors remains adamant that education is a key element of the Association’s service offering and will remain so for years to come.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is a national, non-profit federation of  provincial associations working for the betterment and advancement of the trade and mechanical contracting industry in Canada. Established in 1895, MCAC is a vibrant and diverse national association serving the needs of mechanical contractors of all sizes engaged in such disciplines as plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls systems, medical gases, welding, and fire suppression primarily within the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. With offices in each province and 14 regional offices in Ontario, the MCAC is Canada's largest trade contractor Association.

For more information contact:

Tania Johnston, Executive Director – Construction Education Council
601-280 Albert St, Ottawa, ON Canada K1P 5G8 Tel: 613.232.5169 Fax: 613.235.2793

E: tania@mcac.ca W: www.constructioneducation.ca




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