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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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October 2018

WEBINAR: Get Your Ducks In A Row- Part 4

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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FREE

Series Dates: October 03, 10, 17, 24 & 31 2018 Time: 12:00 PM EDT Length of each session: 30 minutes with 10 min. Q&A Part 4 - MAKING IT STICK  - October 24, 2018:  Successful IT implementation is about making it available and useable for people. The key to success is preparing for the new ways of doing things. But what does that mean? Learn how to prepare your workforce for the adoption of IT.  Make it worthwhile. Make it stick.…

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SEMINAR- Effective Communications

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$65.00

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS  What is communications? How do people effectively communicate with one another in a world that is constantly changing? Learn how to become an effective communicator so that you can ensure your directions, thoughts, objectives, and feedback are being understood consistently no matter what mode of communication you use. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this session you will be able to: Understand the importance of communications Recognize and practice the characteristics of an effective communicator Troubleshoot communication problems How…

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COURSE- Project Management

October 29 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 4:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$595.00

PROJECT MANAGEMENT The course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators, supervisors, and staff. Participants will develop skills and knowledge of how to manage a construction project. Participants will gain an understanding of the project processes and constraints encountered by project managers (using PMBoK 5th Edition approach) and how to successfully manage a complex project. Practical exercise designed for mechanical contractors. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN Understand the importance of project planning Use the appropriate CCDC/CCA contract and/or Purchase orders for…

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WEBINAR: Get Your Ducks In A Row- Part 5

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Online, online Canada + Google Map
FREE

Series Dates: October 03, 10, 17, 24 & 31 2018 Time: 12:00 PM EDT Length of each session: 30 minutes with 10 min. Q&A Part 5 - KILL YOUR HAYSTACKS - October 31, 2018:  If looking for information is like looking for a needle in a haystack, learn how the low-tech technique of taxonomies can support compliance requirements in Health and Safety, Canada Revenue Agency, Quality Management Certifications, Privacy, Security, regulatory, and other business needs. Kill your haystacks. Find the…

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November 2018

COURSE- Field Productivity

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$295.00

FIELD PRODUCTIVITY Contractor success depends heavily on the field production of tradesmen. This seminar will define Field Productivity, discuss the effects of low Field Productivity and outline approaches to increase Field Productivity. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Topics covered: Introduction to Field Productivity The Contractor’s Role in improving Productivity The Supervisor’s Role in Improving Field Productivity Labour Productivity Equipment Productivity Factors that Impact Productivity Quantifying Lost Productivity Full course outline here MCA Field Productivity Calgary 2018   MCA has partnered with CCA for this…

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PRODUCT SPECIFIC – Basic Electrical Theory and Control Panel Troubleshooting

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$25.00

TRAINING- Basic electrical theory and control panel troubleshooting 5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner Included Cost $25.00  Limited seating available WHAT WILL TECHNICIANS LEARN? This interactive training will be as follows but not limited to: Easy to understand explanations of following schematics and using a volt meter  The troubleshooting portion will work way through a pumping station to determine the source of the problem: Electrical service Control/alarm circuit  Floats Motor Evening Sponsored by:

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SEMINAR- Recruitment and Selection

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$65.00

It takes years to grow and develop a business and seconds to lose a loyal customer to an incompetent employee. This practical 2-hour recruitment and selection seminar provides attendees with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to recruit and select the right team member for the job. Your recruitment and selection strategy must also be one part of a comprehensive approach including onboarding, orientation period and performance management LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of the training course the participants will have:…

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COURSE- Dispatcher Training

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 4:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$595.00

A contracting firm’s dispatchers serve as the nerve center of the entire company. The more knowledgeable and capable they are at serving customers and communicating with field personnel, the better they can contribute to the success of the business. The training is designed to enhance your dispatcher’s skill set through group exercises, self-assessment tools and discussion groups. WHAT WILL DISPATCHERS LEARN? The Dispatchers Influence in the Organization and their Impact on Profitability Four Styles of Communication Prioritizing Service Calls/Matching Technician…

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COURSE- Field Productivity

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edmonton Construction Association, 10215 176 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 1M1 Canada
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$295.00

FIELD PRODUCTIVITY Contractor success depends heavily on the field production of tradesmen. This seminar will define Field Productivity, discuss the effects of low Field Productivity and outline approaches to increase Field Productivity. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Topics covered: Introduction to Field Productivity The Contractor’s Role in improving Productivity The Supervisor’s Role in Improving Field Productivity Labour Productivity Equipment Productivity Factors that Impact Productivity Quantifying Lost Productivity Full course outline here MCA Field Productivity Edmonton 2018   MCA has partnered with ECA for this…

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SEMINAR- Interviewing & Selection Skills- Edmonton

November 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Electrical Contractors Association, 17725-103 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5S 1N8 Canada
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$65.00

Interviewing & Selection Skills  The cost of employee turnover ranges between 0.5 – 4 times the annual salary of the position, with an average of 1.5 times the annual salary.  This is great expense to organizations and can be prevented by hiring right.  This engaging workshop will provide tools and techniques to help choose candidates that fit your organization LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this session, frontline staff, supervisors, and managers will be able to: Know how to screen resumes…

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