Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan Inc.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan offers a varied range of training courses for its members. Our goal is to offer members a selection of courses that will meet a variety of training needs throughout the year.

 

CROSS CONNECTION —RECERTIFICATION

CANCELLED

Monday Aug 19th & 20th

or

Wednesday Aug 21st & Aug 22nd

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Saskatoon

Saskatchewn Polytechnic

If you have been Certified in Backflow Prevention and your Certification is about to expire, then this 1.5 day course is what you need to keep your certification up to date. The course is designed as a refresher, to update you on new regulations, and new equipment. Exam is written on last day of class.      


This course will appeal to those involved in the application, enforcement, sales, installation and testing of backflow preventers. The first part of the course deals with the principles of cross connections, application of devices and current regulations and bylaws.

 

 
COST
Member Price: $685
Non-Member Price: $785
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: August 5th, 2019
 

 

Cross Connections #2

  September 17th - 20th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

The program's emphasis is on hazards, devices,  and testing. It is designed for those already involved with the planning, design, installation, maintenance, and inspection of plumbing, piping systems, or water-supplied equipment that connects to the potable water system, either inside or outside of buildings. The pressure differential between the two systems may cause contaminated or polluted fluids to flow through connections with no control, ultimately changing the quality of the potable water. Reversal of flow in the water may be unpredictable. Backflow education and training will help you to effectively combat all actual and potential types of cross-connections. 

 
COST
Member Price: $1,550 + GST
Non-Member Price: $1,940 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: September 3rd, 2019    

 

EDUCATION WEEK 

  October 15th - 17th, 2019

Education week is a new initiative to support the growth of our member companies and everyone is welcome to attend. These non-technical courses and speakers were chosen to help you enhance and grow your business. Each day features a different topic and skill to learn that can help move your business forward.

You can choose from Excel Bootcamp, how to secure yourself against a cyber attack, improve your communication skills, improve your leadership skills, understand the numbers to ensure sure you are charging enough, or you can take them all. The choice is yours. 

 

 

 

EXCEL BOOTCAMP

  Tuesday October 15th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon Business College

All Day Session: 8:30am—4:00pm

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do.

NOTE: This course is considered a level two course and is ideal for someone who has a basic understanding and skills with Excel. Limited to 20 people maximum.

 
COST
Member Price: $285 + GST
Non-Member Price: $310 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019    

 

SECURITY TRAINING: KEEP YOUR BUSINESS SAFE AND PROTECTING YOUR CLIENTS

  Wednesday October 16th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION

SaskEnergy Training Center

Saskatoon

8:30 am - 10:30am

In this session you will cover:

  • Why hackers hack.
  • How they get your information.
  • How they use the information gathered.
  • Are you under attack?
  • How to tell when you may have an issue.
  • Best practices to protect yourself/business.
  • Beyond passwords.
  • Managing passwords for yourself and your staff.
  • What to do if your security has been compromised
 
COST
Member Price: $250 + GST
Non-Member Price: $300 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019
 

 

UNDERSTANDING CANNABIS

  Wednesday Oct 16th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION SaskEnergy Training Center

All Day Session: 10:30am - 12:00pm

In this session you will cover:

  • Reference the Cannabis Act: What does this mean for Canadians including workplace preparedness.
  • Identify the main components of cannabis that are of medical interest.
  • Understand the changed in legislation for medical & recreational.
  • Recognize Legitimate websites and education sites.

 

 
COST
Member Price: $250+ GST
Non-Member Price: $300 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019    

 

UNRAVELLING YOUR COMMUNICATION CODE

  Wednesday October 16th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION

SaskEnergy Training Center

Saskatoon

12:30 pm - 4:30pm

Determine when you are at your best and worst as a communicator. If communication is so simple, why don’t we do it better?

In this session you will cover:

  • What we observe in others tells us a lot about ourselves.
  • The characteristics of the 4 Social Styles.
  • Self-evaluation questionnaire.
  • How to interact with each of the styles.
  • How to recognize each of the styles.
  • Recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of each style.
  • Versatility-the 3rddimension – how do we put it all together?
  • Uncover 4 key steps to improve your communication with others.
  • Are you engaged, productive and loyal? 12 questions to find this out.
 
COST
Member Price: $250 + GST
Non-Member Price: $300 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019
 

 

THE 6 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

  Thursday Oct 17th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION SaskEnergy Training Center

All Day Session: 8:30 am - 12:00pm

This session assumes that we are all leaders. Leaders of our teams, of co-workers, of friends, family and community. If none of these apply, then we all must surely lead ourselves. The laws and principles apply to everyone.

In this session you will cover:

  • The Law of the Lid—Determine your leadership level.
  • The Law of Solid Ground—How to establish and build trust with clients, co-workers, and friends.
  • The Law of Respect—Who chooses to follow you, and why? Who do you respect?
  • The Law of Magnetism—Who you are is whom you attract. How ‘attractive’ are you?
  • The Law of Connection—Determine your single greatest strength. Where do you need to grow?
  • The Law of Pain—How to turn pain into learning opportunities.
 
COST
Member Price: $250+ GST
Non-Member Price: $300 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019    

 

LOWERING STRESS BY CRACKING THE HAPPINESS CODE

  Thursday October 17th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION

SaskEnergy Training Center

Saskatoon

12:30 pm - 4:30pm

This session debunks the myth that if we work hard and keep our nose to the grindstone, we will achieve happiness. But because we continually move the goal posts, this is simply not true. We will discover how to infuse positivity into our work-a-day lives, enabling us to cope, and even thrive in challenging times.

In this session you will cover:

  • Happiness defined – your definition
  • Happiness defined – by clinical psychologists
  • You will learn the importance of happiness in all facets of your life
  • Find your explanatory style, and discover the role it plays in your view of the world
  • Discover 7 simple ways to add positivity and reduce stress to your life
  • Find how limiting your focus to small manageable goals can expand your sphere of power
  • Learn how to turn bad habits into good ones by minimizing barriers to change
  • Find why social support is your single greatest asset

 

 
COST
Member Price: $250 + GST
Non-Member Price: $300 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019
 

 

MAKING THE NUMBERS WORK WITH KEVIN DOUGHERTY

  Friday Oct 18th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION SaskEnergy Training Center

All Day Session: 8:30am—4:00pm

This program offers detailed solutions to the number one problem encountered by contractors: failure to charge enough and know the numbers. More than just an accounting seminar, this program discusses how lack of income and the stressful nature of business can affect family, personal, and professional life. The subject matter makes this program ideal for owners, spouses, Service managers, and partners of contracting firms. Topics Covered: financial skills of running a successful business, financial management, investigate what makes a contractor succeed or fail, how to set up your books, how to charge enough and leverage all your resources to drive profits, alter your business to fit your needs and personality, track billable hours accurately, and learn what price you should charge, understanding and using ratios to drive more sales, the importance of account reviews and how to use them to drive business, proactive budgeting.

 

 
COST
Member Price: $500+ GST
Non-Member Price: $575 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019    

 

HVAC Level 2

  Nov 19th - 21st, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

This 3 day course will cover the following:

  • AC electricity
  • Capacitors
  • Drawing and reading intermediate wiring diagrams
  • Motor theory
  • Troubleshooting motors
  • Thermostat and control wiring
  • Troubleshooting heating and cooling control circuits

Please Note:  HVAC Level 1 is required

 
COST
Member Price: $850 + GST
Non-Member Price: $950 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: November 5th, 2019
 


 

Please note that all training is held at the SaskEnergy/MCAS Joint Training Centre in Saskatoon unless otherwise stated.


If there is something specific that you are looking for please feel free to contact the office and we would be happy to help you.

Past Courses

  • Growing and Developing Service Supervisors
  • Small Projects Management
  • Making the Numbers Work
  • Managing Your Cash Flow
  • Financial Statement: What You Always Wanted to Know
  • HVAC Level 1 and 2 technical courses
  • AC Theory and Practical Labs
     

Training Testimonials:

"We always believed in ongoing training, and prior to my involvement with the MCAS, was never able to find affordable, quality and trade specific training for my employees.Through the availability of MCAS training programs, we have been able to offer our employees the training required to keep us up to date and become industry leaders in our community. Thank you MCAS."

Luc Kadziolka Owner/President
Mr. Plumber
Prince Albert, SK



The Technical Training Center
The Technical Training Center was developed in partnership with SaskEnergy and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan. This provincial natural gas trades training centre was designed to provide a facility for technical training to both SaskEnergy and the Mechanical Contractors Industry.

This facility is available for rent to our members interested in hosting their own training.
Give the office a call at (306) 664-2154 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details!

Rental Information

Cross Connections #2

  September 17th - 20th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon

The program's emphasis is on hazards, devices,  and testing. It is designed for those already involved with the planning, design, installation, maintenance, and inspection of plumbing, piping systems, or water-supplied equipment that connects to the potable water system, either inside or outside of buildings. The pressure differential between the two systems may cause contaminated or polluted fluids to flow through connections with no control, ultimately changing the quality of the potable water. Reversal of flow in the water may be unpredictable. Backflow education and training will help you to effectively combat all actual and potential types of cross-connections. 

 
COST
Member Price: $1,550 + GST
Non-Member Price: $1,940 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: September 3rd, 2019    

 

EXCEL BOOTCAMP

  Tues October 15th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION Saskatoon Business College

All Day Session: 8:30am—4:00pm

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do.

NOTE: This course is considered a level two course and is ideal for someone who has a basic understanding and skills with Excel. Limited to 20 people maximum.

 
COST
Member Price: $285 + GST
Non-Member Price: $310 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019    

 

SECURITY TRAINING: KEEP YOUR BUSINESS SAFE AND PROTECTING YOUR CLIENTS

  Wednesday October 16th, 2019
COURSE DESCRIPTION

SaskEnergy Training Center

Saskatoon

8:30 am - 10:30am

In this session you will cover:

  • Why hackers hack.
  • How they get your information.
  • How they use the information gathered.
  • Are you under attack?
  • How to tell when you may have an issue.
  • Best practices to protect yourself/business.
  • Beyond passwords.
  • Managing passwords for yourself and your staff.
  • What to do if your security has been compromised
 
COST
Member Price: $250 + GST
Non-Member Price: $300 + GST
Registration Form    
Registration Due By: October 1st, 2019
 


 

Please note that all training is held at the SaskEnergy/MCAS Joint Training Centre in Saskatoon unless otherwise stated.