Construction Education Council

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

CEC - Building Tomorrow's Construction Leaders Today

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."

Weekly Feature

CEC is Looking for Your Input


MCA Canada's Construction Education Council (formerly CMCEF) will be meeting in February on the occasion of MCA Canada's Winter Board Meetings.  In preparation of the meetings, CEC is seeking your input on how to better your construction education needs.  The results of the survey will be a key component of the meeting agenda. Please take a brief moment of your time to complete this very important survey.


Click Here to Complete the Survey


"Training should never be looked at as a cost.  It's a revenue-generating proposition that can only help your company and your employees become even better than they already are." - James Derksen, previously published in Mechanical Business Magazine



Daryl Zimmerman,

CEC Council Chairman


2nd Canadian Student Chapter Summit, February 26th - 28th, 2015



Students from the McMaster University and Algonquin College will join host, University of Waterloo, from February 26th to 28th for sessions on " A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Contractor", "Interview Skills and Tips", "Innovations in Modular Construction", "Interface Management, An Emerging Project Management Discipline", "3D Laser Scanning", and "Location Sensing in Construction".  Students will visit UA 527 training facility where they will have the opportunity to work hands on with the tools of the mechanical trade and they will also participate in a technology symposium where they will have an opportunity to learn and try various technology tools that are currently being developed to assist with the future of the construction industry.

CEC would like to thank MCA Ontario, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo, MCA Canada, MCA Hamilton, Shell, Aecon, UA 527 and Trimble for their sponsorship of this event.  Without their support this opportunity would not have been made possible.


Who Should Attend

If you’re an employer planning on hiring management expertise in the future, grooming “top talent” and meeting this industry’s “best and brightest” future leaders, this is the event for you. If you’re a student looking for a bright and rewarding future within the mechanical contracting industry you should not miss joining us, promoting the formation of a Student Chapter in your region and attending our second Summit.


To Download the Complete Brochure Click Here

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




CEC Events

Waterloo Project Management 2015 (Week 1: March 26-30, Week 2: April 16-20)


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