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9:00am – 9:55am
Registration
9:55am
Welcome Remarks
Andrew Snook, Editor, Rock to Road
10:00am – 10:40am
Session #1 – Career Opportunities
Learn from professionals about the wide range of career opportunities that lie within the heavy construction industry.
  • Matthew Luzi - Operations Coordinator, Pavement Products Group, Miller Paving
  • Barry Thompson - Manager of Sales & Business Development, BOT Aggregates
  • Ryan Pottruff - Territory Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
  • Amma Wakefield - Senior Materials Engineer, Manager of Quality Design Build Projects, Aecon Materials Engineering
10:40am – 11:00am
Session #2 – BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY
Learn about some of the technology that is changing the way we build commercial buildings, roads and bridges, while looking at the emerging technologies that students could find themselves using in the years to come.
  • Telematics - Paul Kearnan, Strongo
  • Working for Volvo Construction Equipment - Andrew Snook, Editor, Rock to Road
11:00am – 11:30am
Session #3 – DRONES
The second half of our outdoor program, where students will learn about how drone technology is changing the construction industry.
  • Geoshack - Dan Hendricks
11:30am – 12:30pm
Lunch Break
Students will be provided with a full meal, and will have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals to learn more about school and career opportunities in heavy construction.
12:30pm – 1:10pm
RITCHIE BROS. TOUR & INFORMATION SESSION
Attendees will be split into two groups with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers offering a tour of its facilities to one group, while the second group mingles with booth exhibitors and learns more about the steps they need to take to obtain a career in heavy construction. Each group will have an opportunity to take the tour and mingle with exhibitors.
1:00pm – 1:30pm
SESSION #4 – HOW TO GET THERE
Representatives from Ontario colleges and universities provide details of the demands for students interested in a career in heavy construction.
  • Darryl Ormiston - Centennial College School of Transportation - Centennial College School of Transportation
  • Cindy Dutkiewicz - Canada Heavy Equipment College
  • Louise Gazzola - Experiential Program Coordinator, McMaster University Engineering Co-op & Career Services
  • Brenda Gilmore - Program Manager, Trades and Apprenticeship, Conestoga College
1:45pm
$500 BURSARY DRAWS AND CLOSING REMARKS