MHCA acknowledges it is located on Treaty One land and the homeland of the Metis Nation

Working group to align training programs with job market

The province has agreed a working group of industry and social enterprise organizations is necessary to help ensure job training programs are aligned with the labour shortages and needs of the construction industry.

The commitment is an outcome of a May 15 meeting with Advance Education and Training Minister Sarah Guillemard and Economic Development Industry & Trade Minister Jeff Wharton regarding the need to see job training programs, many of which are funded provincially, align with the skills and jobs in demand in the construction industry. The meeting was attended by the MHCA, Winnipeg Construction Association, Build Inc., Manitoba Building Trades, Manitoba Construction Sector Council and Purpose Construction.

“Aligning the training and education programs with the market realities is the best way of ensuring those who are seeking to enter the job market have the skills and entry-level knowledge that set them up not just for a job but meaningful, lasting careers,” MHCA President and CEO Chris Lorenc said.

The coalition of organizations joined to ask the ministers to set up a working group to scope out the way such an alignment can happen. The meeting was in response to the City of Winnipeg’s social procurement plan, which will see all procurement of goods and services include requirements of hiring individuals from defined equity groups.

Equity groups include Indigenous, racially diverse, LGBTQ2S+, women and those struggling to enter the job market.

Guillemard asked the group to come back to her department with the specific terms of reference for such a working group, including representatives, objectives and final outcomes.

Chair’s Gala

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Close to 650pp attended from both industry, government and stakeholder partners.  It was the closing of Nicole Chabot’s two year term as Chair.  Dennis Cruise of Bituminex Paving was welcomed as the new Chair.

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2022 Heavy Santa

December 16, 2022
David Livingstone School

This event was made possible through fundraising at the MHCA Chair’s Gala and Spring Mixer.

104 goodie bags and presents were prepared for the grades 1-4 students at David Livingstone School. 

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Awards Breakfast & Annual General Meeting

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure (MTI) Award Winner

  • Grading – Strilkiwski Contracting Ltd.: PTH 6 Grahamdale
  • Paving – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PTH 83
  • Urban Works – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PA 634 and Bituminous Pavement PTH 5
  • Special Projects – Mekhana Development Corp/Arnason Industries Ltd: Theresa Point Airport
  • Major Structures – D. Steele Construction: Bridge Replacement over the Red River Floodway on PTH 59N
  • Minor Structures – Moncrief Construction Ltd.: Reinforced concrete box culvert on PTH 5
  • Water Management – Brunet Ltd.: Flood response, Morris ring dike closure

200 members and guests gathered to hear greetings from Premier Heather Stefanson and the newly elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk, Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure, handed out the MTI Awards.

31 companies were recognized for their milestone membership commitments.

Matthew Neziol, of Bayview Construction, received the Safety Leader Award.

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