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: email@example.com W: www.constructioneducation.ca