Ottawa, ON — The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada has opened registration for the 2021 Student Chapter Summit taking place March 12, 2021, inviting students, faculty, and MCA Canada members to take part in the first-ever virtual program for the annual event. This annual event attracts members of MCA Student Chapters from across Canada to meet, network, and learn about trends and opportunities in Canada’s mechanical contracting sector.
“MCA Canada is committed to supporting the next generation of workers in the mechanical contracting sector, and this event continues to be an annual highlight for our association,” explained Tania Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada. “We have a great program and lineup of speakers, and we are excited to host students from across Canada, even in a virtual environment.”
The one-day program will provide an overview of career opportunities available in the mechanical contracting sector, as well as the important role the sector can play with respect to building performance. In addition, attendees will learn more about the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia. Attendees will join the team members from LNG Canada and their prime contractor, JGC Flour JV, to learn more about the project and participate in a short ‘Engineering Feat’ hosted by the construction team from their site in Kitimat.
“Since its inception, the Student Chapter Summit has continued to grow in attendance and popularity,” Johnston added. “We are extremely proud of this initiative, and excited to once again offer this great program and lineup of speakers. Although the pandemic is preventing us from holding an in-person Summit this year, we are optimistic that the virtual format will allow even more students to take part.”
The Student Chapter program encourages post-secondary institutions to get involved with their local Mechanical Contractors Associations to share in networking opportunities and education events. In addition to the Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series offered by MCA Canada, the Student Chapter program is part of MCA Canada’s commitment to supporting future employees of mechanical contracting firms, and the next generation of workers in the sector.