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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Member Meeting – Extended Reality: Making sense of virtual training applied in our industry

May 25 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm MDT

$15.00 – $30.00

Virtual reality and augmented reality, the latest trends in training and education. Are they what your business needs to stay at the top of it’s game? Will they help your employees perform better? These resources can be a cost-effective way for teaching safety as well as  “hands-on” repairs and installations for many plumbing and HVAC-related work situations.

Join MCA and SAIT as we explore how these technologies benefit students, how they can be successfully implemented into your businesses, and to provide your direct feedback on how these technologies should be augmented with real time learning platforms.

3:45-4:15:  Registration/networking (light snacks and non alcoholic beverage included)

4:15-4:30:  MCA Update

4:30-5:00:  Fred Bretzke presentation on AV & AR used in SAIT with students currently

Modelling and bridging knowledge gaps, Student impact, case studies and ah ha moments.

5:00-5:15    SAIT & MCA discuss use of SkillMill and how to access

5:15-5:50    Members get hands on time with VR headsets with live demos, Fred open for questions and discussions.

6:00             Finish

Speaker: Fred Bretzke

Instructor & Digital Designer at SAIT and Plumbing Columnist at Mechanical Business Magazine (RSE)

Fred instructs 3rd & 4th yr Plumbing Code, 3d mechanical design, online curriculum, RED SEAL Challenge Journeyman CON-ED Course. Specializing in foreign journeymen plumbers to attain Inter-Provincial Red Seal status.


*When maneuvering around campus, you can find TU103 in the TU wing of the Thomas Riley Building, closest to P3: https://www.sait.ca/about-sait/campus/campus-map

Please be advised of parking on SAIT campus, details can be found here: https://www.sait.ca/about-sait/campus/transit-and-parking


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May 25
3:45 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
$15.00 – $30.00


Mechanical Contractor’s Association
403 250-7237
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1301 - 16 Ave N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4 Canada
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 Employers can get up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to 10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training.