The CISC is committed to excellence in design and construction in the steel industry. We remain dedicated to supporting the next generation of steel professionals through various programs and direct funding for research and education at leading Canadian educational institutions.
Our programs aim to strengthen the innovation, global competitiveness and sustainability of the steel industry by providing students at colleges and universities across the country with opportunities to explore steel design and construction!
Steel Training: Self-Paced & Live CoursesModernizing steel education programs and professional development courses to advance the leaders of the steel construction industry.
Steel Training: Self-Paced & Live Courses
CISC Courses offer a wide variety of self-paced and live online webinars for steel professionals, practicing engineers and architects.
Through a combination of training and assessments, CISC Courses are designed to provide the right competencies to develop advanced skills and knowledge in every steel profession.
Canadian National Steel Bridge CompetitionStimulating future engineers to innovate, practice professionalism and use structural steel efficiently, while experiencing real-world engineering issues.
Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition
The CNSBC challenges students to participate in a comprehensive project that involves conception and design, fabrication, erection, and testing of a steel bridge structure that meets client specifications and optimizes performance and economy.
The competition increases students’ awareness of real-world engineering issues.
Architectural Student Design CompetitionChallenging budding architects to take the study of steel structures beyond the technical and into the realm of supposed application.
Architectural Student Design Competition
The competition is meant to encourage architectural students to consult with experts, engineers and fabricators to arrive at a true understanding of the structural design and detailing requirements of an actual steel structure – taking the study of steel beyond the technical and into the realm of supposed application.
G.J. Jackson Fellowship AwardDeveloping exceptional researchers, educators and practitioners specializing in the design, fabrication and use of steel structures.
G.J. Jackson Fellowship Award
This prestigious award is currently valued at $25,000 over a one-year period and is presented annually to an engineering student who, in the following academic year, will be registered in the first to fourth year of full-time graduate studies in structural engineering, with major emphasis on the study of steel structures.
CISC Architecture Student ScholarshipsRecognizing students of architecture and providing scholarships for those who have demonstrated outstanding work in the area of steel design.
CISC Architecture Student Scholarships
CISC provides a $3,000 grant to almost every school or faculty of architecture across Canada to award students who have demonstrated outstanding work in the area of steel design. Each individual school and faculty determine their own criteria for the division and distribution of the grant.
Research GrantsSupporting the research of Canadian universities and technical colleges on topics that are considered to be of interest and importance to the steel industry.
Universities & Technical Colleges
Every year, CISC awards research grants to a selected group of university and technical college students based on their research topic proposals and its relation to steel innovation. The principal researcher of the highest ranked proposal receives the H.A. Krentz Research Award.
Regional Awards & BursariesProviding support for students with a commitment to studies related to steel construction across the country
Regional Awards & Bursaries
Several CISC regions provide awards and bursaries at the undergraduate and graduate level to students studying engineering and architecture. Through this initiative, we’re able to encourage students to explore the different uses of steel in structures and create innovative solutions to complex design and construction challenges.
CISC Centres of ExcellenceCreating a student-centred hub for innovation, research, learning and industry advancement
CISC Centres of Excellence
The Steel Centre holds at its core a desire to challenge traditional boundaries in both education and research spaces through dynamic industry–academic partnerships. We focus on developing educational programs to help graduates gain the skills necessary to design optimized, innovative and economical steel structures.
Conestoga College Structural Steel ProgramPromoting steel construction education and creating availably skilled and motivated talent
Conestoga College Structural Steel Program
This dynamic two-year graduate certificate is designed to give students specialized and thorough training in the detailing, supply, fabrication and installation of steel structures including the management and coordination of projects.