Who We Are

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to promote and coordinate the development of a diverse, inclusive, well educated workforce in support of careers of choice in a dynamic and evolving construction industry.

The Manitoba Construction sector is recognized as a profession of choice, where those involved are valued and respected.

Our strategic priorities:

1

Promote the construction sector as a career choice

2

Increase collaboration among member associations to more effectively respond to industry needs.

3

Enhance our ability to measure the organization’s impact and success.

4

Increase the long-term financial sustainability of MCSC in supporting the delivery of its approved mandate.

5

Building on the strengths of the Board of Directors, further enhance the organization’s governance

Meet the Team

Carol Paul

Executive Director

Carol is the liaison between industry, education and government. She writes proposals for provincial, federal, industry and community driven projects and coordinates activities with the MCSC team.

Ramir Diaz

Coordinator of Education & Training

Ramir is a journeyperson electrician, a high school instructor and a coordinator of education and training. He hosts career awareness events with youth, immigrants, women and Indigenous people. Ramir collaborates with industry to develop and deliver construction micro courses that ladder adults to high school, Apprenticeship and post-secondary programs.

James Murphy

Community & Youth Liaison

James presents to students, adults, teachers, counsellors, administrators and parents on careers in construction using digital game based learning tools. He presents at schools, career fairs, employment centres, military in transition programs and community organizations for youth at risk, immigrants and Indigenous peoples. James manages construction micro courses delivered in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

William Kirkness

Indigenous Liaison

William works with Indigenous communities to address skill gaps on local construction projects. He coordinates the delivery of training for employment. William bridges the gap between employers and Indigenous workers to improve recruitment and retention practices in remote Manitoba communities.

Jennifer Daniels

Virtual Trades Coordinator

Jennifer uses her experience in construction to bring career awareness and digital technology to remote Indigenous communities across Manitoba. Students, teachers, counsellors, parents and administrators are virtually placed on the construction site to learn more about opportunities in the construction industry. The virtual and augmented reality resources are downloaded on the equipment in schools for future access.

Alex De Girolamo

Financial Manager

Alex ensures financial accountability of provincial and external funds and evaluates best practices in accounting and auditing practices at MCSC. As an immigrant himself, he provides valuable input to help support the MCSC immigrant mentorship program.

Karla Dugay

Office Manager

Karla assists MCSC project managers to prepare training and presentation materials for program delivery. She supports the financial manager with administration requirements and maintains MCSC’s website and databases.

Our Extended Team

Digital Media Team

Consulting

Curriculum Development