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Mechanical Contractors Development Trust Fund Scholarship Program 2016

MCD Trust Fund Scholarship Program 2016 Robert Martel Memorial Scholarship     Amount: $2,000 Application Conditions: All applicants must be a child or grandchild of a local employee or owner of an Ordinary Member Firm of MCA Ottawa. The local Ordinary Member Firm must sponsor the application and be a member in good standing of…

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SMACNA Field Based Project Management Program – relevant to all trades

This full day SMACNA program is designed to get the field to understand the importance of the project management process, and provide them with the tools to improve and insure profitability goals are met. When:  August 22, 2016, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Where:  Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Meeting Room 118-B Cost: …

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MCA Ottawa 50th Annual General Meeting

MCA Ottawa’s 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Starting at 4:30 p.m. The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd Please RSVP on or before May 20, 2016. Dinner will be provided (no charge) for one authorized representative from each Ordinary Member and Associate Member firm. Additional Guest(s) are welcome at $65.00 plus HST.…

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May 4, 2016 – MCA Day in Ottawa

In honour our 50th Anniversary, MCA Ottawa will be receiving a proclamation from the City of Ottawa on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00 am Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony at Ottawa City Hall (Marion Dewar Plaza) where Mayor Jim Watson will be presenting the proclamation, declaring May 4th, 2016 MCA Ottawa 50th…

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Proactive Service® Workshop

MCA Ottawa, in partnership with the construction education council (cec) is pleased to present the Proactive Service Workshop. The Proactive Service® workshop is a highly interactive training program that has been specifically designed to help field service technicians identify and close more business opportunities by building and leveraging stronger, more durable business relationships. The workshop shows technicians how they can add much more value and provide even higher levels of service if they take a proactive approach to discussing ways their firms can help the customer. Topics include the importance of personal and professional competence, the communication process and factors that affect it, leveraging relationships and opportunities to build revenue, and finding opportunities to sell your company’s value.

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Unionized Construction Firms 23% SAFER

Between 2006-2012 Ontario’s unionized ICI construction industry is 23% safer … when compared to non-unionized contractors. A groundbreaking new study by the Institute for Work & Health reports evidence that unionized construction firms in Ontario are safer than non-union firms. Click here to read more:  http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/publishahead/Protecting_Construction_Worker_Health_and_Safety.99044.aspx Source: Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine – Protecting…

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MCD Trust Fund Scholarship Winner

  The 2015 Robert (Bob) Martel Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Erica Flesher. Erica is the granddaughter of Ed Kerzner of SK Sheet Metal and is attending Algonquin College in the Early Childhood Education Program. We wish Erica all the best in her studies. The Mechanical Contractors Development Trust Fund awards a $2,000 scholarship annually to a child…

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All Members Meeting

The 2015 Annual All Members Meeting was held at The Prescott Hotel on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. This event gives our members a chance to network as well as congratulate apprentices who receive bursaries. Bursaries of $500 each are awarded to our apprentices in either the piping or sheet metal trade who have achieved the highest marks in each of the three levels of day school. Bursaries of $1,000 each are awarded to our apprentices in the piping or sheet metal trade who have achieved the highest marks on their Certificate of Qualification (CofQ).

This year’s bursary recipients are:

Sheet Metal:

  • Basic Level – William McLean (gpa 3.93)
  • Intermediate Level – Matthew Smith (gpa 3.96)
  • Advanced Level 3 – Christopher Casey (gpa 3.88)
  • CofQ – Michael Lebel (92%)

Piping:

  • Basic Level – Curtis Renwick (gpa 3.82)
  • Intermediate Level – Lindsay McLean (gpa 3.98)
  • Advanced Level 3 – Charles Lamarche and Renaud Dubois-Peppin (gpa 4.0)
  • CofQ – Roch Tremblay (90%)
Cathy Godin and Roch Tremblay – Piping CofQ

Cathy Godin and Roch Tremblay – Piping CofQ

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Cathy Godin and Curtis Renwick – Piping Level 1

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Cathy Godin and Charles Lamarche and Renaud Dubois-Peppin – Piping Level 3

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Cathy Godin and Chris Casey – Sheet Metal Level 3