MCSC in the Paper: VR & Hazard identification

- by MCSC Admin

Yesterday marked another exciting day for Manitoba Construction Sector Council and partners (IBEW local 2085 and BITSpace Development) as they piloted their WCB RWIP funded project, Identification and Analysis of Safety Hazards on the Virtual Construction Worksite, with 20 pre-apprenticeship electricians.

Read today's issue of the Winnipeg Free Press (Front Page: City & Business) to learn more!!

IBEW VR Pilot_ City Business article-MCSC1123 2017.pdf


MCSC is seeking Funding Partners for Indigenous Drilling Program

- by MCSC Admin

MCSC is seeking funding partners to support and further efforts to provide Indigenous people living in Northern communities with training in drilling.

Please read this newspaper insert to contact us and learn more.



Latest Trade Talk video - Ironworker

- by MCSC Admin

Check out MCSC's latest Trade Talk video featuring Rikki McKay, Red Seal Ironworker from Waboden, Manitoba who works with Ironworkers Local 728.


MCSC Indigenous Engagement Strategy (IES)

- by MCSC Admin

An Indigenous Engagement Strategy (IES) serves to provide guidance to Industry as organizations strive to increase the participation of Indigenous people in all aspects of the employment cycle. The IES also provides opportunities for Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) to share information, discuss common challenges, address systemic barriers, promote Indigenous employment and provide support to one another.


Summer 2017: MCSC Newsletter

- by MCSC Admin

Want to know what MCSC has been up to this summer?

Then read our latest e-newsletter!!

MCSC Summer 2017 Newsletter

In June, MCSC's Executive Director, Carol Paul, attended the above conference and shared the many projects and activities we are involved in, including our extensive work with First Nations communities. Read more...


CEPP Orientation Sessions - August 2017

- by MCSC Admin

MCSC will be holding Orientation Sessions for our 3rd Cohort of the Construction Employment Preparation Program (CEPP) in August.

If you are from one of the listed communities and are interested in a career as a residential Framer, then this is the program from you!


Technology Demonstration - Thurs. Sept. 21/ 17

- by MCSC Admin

Join MCSC on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 10 am - 11: 30 am to explore three Workers Compensation Board, Research and Workplace Innovations Program projects. Location: 1000 Waverley Street Room 103


MCSC & BITSpace Development Celebrate Skills Canada National Competition

- by La Donna Ogungbemi-Jackson

Last week, the Skills Canada National Competition 2017 was held at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. Competitors from across the country demonstrated their skills with precision among the thousands of spectators (students, teachers, exhibitors, etc.) and their judges.

Students lined up to watch the bricklayer/ masons

Manitoba competitor at Steamfitters/ Pipefitters station

MCSC and BITSpace Development shared a booth where we promoted careers in construction through VR tools, Trade Talk videos and interactive games. We knew we had a hit with the high number of students and teachers asking questions and waiting to try the various devices.

Calm before the storm: Me posing at the MCSC booth.

Erick Tran (Bit Space Development) and Carol Paul, Executive Director (MCSC)

If you are interested in watching some samples of the VR demos (Framer Course, RSTS, & IBEW Safety Hazards), visit BITSpace Development's blog post on the event!


MacDon is hiring!

- by MCSC Admin

MacDon is looking for a Journeyperson Industrial Mechanic


Repairs factory production and building equipment by diagnosing failed mechanical components by observation or dismantling and then overhauling the components. Performs construction, fabrication and installation of various equipment and projects as assigned to do.


  • Must hold a certified Journeyman Industrial Mechanics License issued by the Province of Manitoba or bear the Red Seal Certificate from another Jurisdiction.
  • 3 – 4 years’ experience as a Journeyperson – Industrial Mechanic.


  • Receives work instructions from Foreman / Supervisor / Chargehand / Leadhand.
  • Must be able to plan work and perform jobs with a minimum of supervision.
  • Must supply hand tools required for the trade.
  • Plans repairs or fabricates involving the use of prints, manufacturer’s instruction sheets, sketches, shop work orders and/or verbal instructions.
  • Must be able to make mechanical repairs to all types of mobile equipment.
  • Must be able to make mechanical repairs to all types of building equipment.
  • Must be able to make mechanical repairs to all types of production equipment.
  • Must be able to make mechanical repairs to all types of hydraulic / pneumatic equipment.
  • Design and builds fluid power circuits and equipment.
  • Must be able to weld, solder and use cutting torches.
  • Performs preventative maintenance to equipment.
  • Must be able to layout and install machines according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Operate forklift and material handling equipment as required.
  • Order necessary parts and materials and liaison with suppliers for these items.
  • Expected to work in a responsible and safe manner, follow proper lock out and safety procedures.
  • Directs helpers in safety and proper work procedures.
  • Know and understand WHMIS labeling system and attaches labels when decanting.
  • Keep work area safe and clean, and inform Supervisor of any unsafe conditions.

Please send resume and cover letter to no later than June 16th, 2017.


MCSC Newsletter Spring 2017

- by MCSC Admin

MCSC has been busy over the last few months. Today, we'd like to share our stories and successes with you.

Spring 2017 MCSC Newsletter



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