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, short seminars and full day courses. These feature guest presenters on broad industry topics, product specific technical training, HR and other soft skills training, business skills and succession planning.

Programs are designed specifically for owners and senior management, service managers and technicians, HR leaders, frontline field and office staff to keep the entire team current and to help grow your career.

“I have taken both Project Management and Construction law courses through the MCA and these courses are a must for anyone starting in a management role. Since then, I have enrolled my staff to complete as well.” 

Cody Christman ,VP Strathcona Mechanical

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Free Overview on the “Managing Construction” Series

September 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am MDT


Join Us For a FREE Series Overview and start “Thinking Differently”

To manage construction today we are encouraged to “think differently”.  The foundation for success is to understand the parties’ commitments, expectations, responsibilities, “whys” and risks/rewards in all the stages/components of a project.  Through this 75-minute overview of the Managing Construction Series utilizing breakout and chat functions, you will whet your appetite to learn more and foster the attitude to “think differently and succeed!”

Managing Construction Series Background:

For the first time, we are bringing virtual instructor-led expertise to your office through the synergy of multi-disciplinary trainers’ decades of knowledge that has only been delivered at conferences.  And it gets better!  In the past, conference presentations have been focused on a one-way exchange of know-how from the speakers to you.  These workshops move beyond that one-way exchange to allow you to apply what you have learned.

A team of multi-disciplinary experts will provide you with exceptional feedback, great insight and actionable strategies.  We look forward to sharing this expertise with you.

By sharing decades of expertise from the training team, these workshops will help you to understand the roles, responsibilities and expectations of the CCDC contract clauses that are our commitments to each other.  This understanding will empower you to manage and mitigate risk to ensure your project is successful.

The Managing Construction Series consists of the following workshops:

Project Delivery Methods – “Know Your Responsibilities!

CCDC 5A+5B: Construction Management Keys to Success

Proposal Pursuit – “Strategies for Success!”

Managing CCDC Contracts for Project Success – “Do your Job!”

When you “KNOW” your job, you can “DO” your job!  Be the Project Owner, Consultant, Contractor or Expert Advisor who is known for “doing the JOB well!”


Debbie Hicks, B.Sc. DSH Consulting, Kelowna, BC. With a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and in progress MBA) learning has been at the core of her career. As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers and contractors in advocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.  In addition, her experience as the owner Rep for the construction of the new Clubhouse for the Kelowna Yacht Club has provided additional perspective. Through these experiences and teaching techniques, Debbie is able to bring both knowledge and interaction to the classroom – an ideal education environment.


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September 1, 2021
10:00 am - 11:15 am MDT




Mechanical Contractor’s Association
Debbie Hicks

 Employers can get up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to 10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training.