The CISC is providing Canada’s most innovative educational programs and unique mentorship placements to support the future generations of our industry.

Geared towards students who show a strong interest in designing and building with steel in their career, the CISC provides scholarship and networking advantages that will allow them to access early industry exposure and gain specialized experience in the workforce.

Structural Steel Fabricator Fitters Course

In partnership with Manitoba’s local construction industry, we launched the first-ever Structural Steel Fabricator Fitters course. Students received training over a 10-week period in both a classroom format, as well as in a hands-on environment at various CISC member locations. As a result, we graduated 10 new qualified steel fabricator fitters into the workforce with a strong skillset that will produce safer and more sustainable projects out of Canada’s steel construction industry. We aim to implement this course across Canada in the coming years to ensure that the needs of fabricator companies are consistently being met as the industry evolves.

Structural Steel Management & Detailing (SSMD) Program

The CISC sponsors the scholarship program for the SSMD certificate course at Conestoga College, providing direct industry support for the first graduating class of its kind. Last year, 25 students enrolled in the SSMD course, giving students hands-on experience in the detailing, supplying, fabrication and installation of steel structures, with insight on management and the coordination of projects. The CISC awarded $10,000 to five selected scholarship recipients enrolled in the program. Additionally, a number of CISC Members provided work term placement opportunities that allowed students to create valuable industry relationships and establish a desire to build with steel throughout their career.

“Our region’s locally developed Fitters course puts an exclamation point on our fabricators’ dedicated goal of constant ‘quality and efficiency’ improvement!”

Gordie Tumilson, CISC Manitoba/NW Ontario Regional Representative