CANS Construction Careers Virtual Q&A Sessions

Join Building Futures for Youth and CANS Construction Connection for a series of virtual Q&A sessions exploring careers in the industry. Each week we will be joined by local construction professionals to answer your questions about their career, their pathway to success, and more! This series is the perfect introduction to careers in construction for youth interested in the trades.

Sessions will run approximately 30-45 minutes in length and will focus on construction careers and career pathways.

Questions for guests can be submitted either in advance by email to alefebvre@cans.ns.ca or through the Q&A function during the session. Sessions are recorded and available below.

Past Virtual Q&A Sessions

Q&A Session 1: On Thursday, May 7, we spoke with Howie Doiron, Regional Director with Lindsay Construction, on his journey to becoming a Red Seal certified carpenter. Listen to this recorded webinar on Carpentry now. Please note: The webinar begins at the 12:50 minute mark.

Q&A Session 2: On Thursday, May 14, we chatted with Doug Ware, Operations Manager and Red Seal Certified Welder with RKO Steel in Dartmouth. Listen to this recorded webinar on Welding now

Q&A Session 3: On Thursday, May 21, we were joined by Ben Pitts and Adam Hill, both Certified Journeyperson Plumbers with Iron Dog Inc. Listen to this recorded on webinar Plumbing now

Q&A Session 4: On Thursday, May 28, we chatted with Jason Joudrie, Superintendent and Certified Journeyperson Electrician with Black & McDonald Limited. Listen to this recorded webinar on Electricians now.

Q&A Session 5: On Thursday, June 4, we spoke with Jessica MacLean, P. Eng, Project Manager with Bird Construction. Listen to the recorded webinar on Project Management now.

Q&A Session 6: On Thursday, June 11, we were joined by Josh Surette, Supervisor and Power Engineer with Heritage Gas Limited. Listen to the recorded webinar on Power Engineering now.

Q&A Session 7: On Thursday, June 8, we chatted with Mike Clements, Estimator/Project Manager with Ocean Contractors Limited. Listen to the recorded webinar for Estimating now.

Q&A Session 8 (bonus session): On Thursday, June 25, we spoke with Matt Brunt, General Manager and Darlene Symonds, Inside Sales Industrial Hardware Products (Construction Product Suppliers) with Bird Stairs. Listen to the recorded webinar for Construction Product Suppliers now.

Q&A Session 9 (bonus session): On Thursday, July 2, we were joined by Darrell Jerrett Jr, Co-owner with Darim Masonry to discuss Masonry/Bricklaying. Stay tuned, a recording will be available on-demand soon!