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MCA Alberta offers education and training programs through a variety of learning opportunities designed to meet unique mechanical and service contractor needs. This is accomplished through member meetings featuring guest presenters on broad industry topics, product specific technical training, HR and other soft skills training, business skills and succession planning.

These programs are designed for owners and senior management, service managers and technicians, HR leaders, frontline field and office staff to keep you current and grow your career.


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Southern Alberta Skills Exploration Days

November 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Skills Exploration Day is our newest program developed to help introduce junior high students to design thinking and building an actual prototype!  Students will use real tools and materials related to 8 different skilled trade and technology careers (graphic design,  fashion technology, electrical installations, carpentry, cabinet making, plumbing, sheet metal and welding).

9:30-11:30 AM   Learn-A-Skill Career Exploration

The Learn-A-Skill stations will allow students to explore their interests and passions as they learn about various career possibilities and occupational areas. Careers such as Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Electrical Installation, Fashion Technology, Graphic Design, Plumbing, Sheet Metal, and Welding will be featured stations Groups of ~24 students will rotate through hands-on stations every 20 minutes for the opportunity to work one-on-one with industry experts using real life tools, technology and materials. Not only will students learn a variety of skills and knowledge that will allow them to independently build a prototype, but they will also learn interesting facts about careers such as: duties & tasks, working conditions, skills & abilities, employment & advancement, and training & apprenticeship.

11:30-2:00 PM   Build Prototype & Working Lunch

Students will have 2.5 hours to adapt to changes, create a product and solve problems in response to the challenge. Using a prototype sketch, each group will build a prototype while applying the skills and knowledge they learned at the Learn-A-Skill stations. Volunteers will receive a free lunch!


If you are interested in volunteering, please email Whitney Koop at [email protected]



November 19
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 5R5 Canada
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