Who We Are

Our Strategic Priorities

1

PROMOTE THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR AS A CAREER OF CHOICE

2

ENGAGE INDUSTRY TO IDENTIFY SKILL AND TRAINING GAPS

3

DELIVER SKILLS BASED TRAINING

4

DELIVER IMMERSIVE TRAINING TECHNOLOGY

Vision

A skilled workforce that meets Manitoba’s construction sector needs.

Mission

To strengthen Manitoba’s construction sector workforce by promoting the construction industry
as a career of choice and through high value training programs to address current and future
skills and training gaps.

Our Values

Member Driven

We work collaboratively with and through our member organizations in everything we do.

Collective

We act as a collective with a common purpose, delivering value to the construction industry as a whole.

Diversity

We celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in building the construction industry workforce together with our partners.

Professionalism

In the boardroom and on the job site we value community, safety, ethical and respectful business practices, fair market competition, and a pioneering approach to the future through leadership and innovation.

Partnerships

We believe in sustainable long-term partnerships with government, stakeholders, and employers of all sizes.

Synergy

We complement each other and work to eliminate duplication of services and resources.

Member Driven

We work collaboratively with and through our member organizations in everything we do.

Collective

We act as a collective with a common purpose, delivering value to the construction industry as a whole.

Diversity

We celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in building the construction industry workforce together with our partners.

Professionalism

In the boardroom and on the job site we value community, safety, ethical and respectful business practices, fair market competition, and a pioneering approach to the future through leadership and innovation.

Partnerships

We believe in sustainable long-term partnerships with government, stakeholders, and employers of all sizes.

Synergy

We complement each other and work to eliminate duplication of services and resources.

Mandate

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council, as the industry’s human resource council, acts as a federation of its current five industry associations. In developing the future potential of the organization, a new robust network of partnerships in community will enhance its capacity to meet its vision of the future.

As construction sector leaders, the MCSC has the overall responsibility and evolving scope to reflect the diverse interests of the industry, and strengthen the human resources within its network. This is accomplished by aligning itself and its products, services, and partnerships with the vision of the industry.

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

Project 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, maintains MCSC’s website and databases. She is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operation in a busy work environment.

 

Our Extended Team

Digital Media Team