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On October 21 and 22, the Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association will host its Women Empowering Women in HVACR virtual convention.

The two-day event provides opportunities for professional development and networking for women in the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning trades.

The event’s platinum sponsor is MCA Canada’s Women in Mechanical Construction group, and MCAC CEO Tania Johnston will speak about her experiences breaking through the industry’s glass ceiling on the second day of the conference.

Registration is now open, and if you enter the special discount code ORACMCAC20, you can receive $5 off your digital ticket. Note that this coupon code is valid only from September 1 to 14.

Learn more about this great event, and register today at the special discounted rate, at https://cvent.me/3EayX7.

Member Update

Join us tomorrow—September 23—for the first in our series of fall/winter webinars.

In Track Your Productivity Impacts Due to COVID, you'll learn about how to accurately track your jobsite productivity, and the ongoing impacts of COVID. That session is scheduled for tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET.

The second in our series, Prepare for the Months and Years after COVID, takes place on October 15. In it, you'll learn about how to prepare your business and your people for the months and years ahead.

MCAC and CEC are offering these webinars in conjunction with MCA Inc.—a team of some our most popular instructors—and at no cost to you. The sessions will introduce you to topics that MCA Inc. will cover more in depth during future training sessions this fall.

This fundamental course provides you with the hands-on skills to plan and manage project activities using Microsoft Project. Delivered over five modules beginning on October 6, the course will help you define a project from beginning to end, while performing project updates and reports.

The Construction Education Council proudly presents the exclusive Gold Seal and Blue Seal Accredited Project Management Program. This highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. The program usually takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two five-day sessions but this year, for the first time, we are offering the course online two days a week for 10 weeks throughout November, December, January and February. This will mark the 40th session offered with nearly 900 industry managers graduating from the program.

For more information and to register, visit https://mcac.ca/event/project-management-for-contractors-10-day-gold-seal-accredited-program

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1776: American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City; his last words are reputed to have been, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
1789: Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov drive the Turkish army under Yusuf Pasha from the Rymnik River, upsetting the Turkish invasion of Russia.
1862: President Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation calling for all slaves within the rebel states to be freed on January 1, a political move that helps keep the British from intervening on the side of the South.
1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, arrive in San Francisco after a rollicking, barnstorming tour of the West.
1906: Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia leave 21 people dead.
1914: The German cruiser Emden shells Madras, India, destroying 346,000 gallons of fuel and killing only five civilians.
1915: Xavier University, the first African-American Catholic college, opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1919: President Woodrow Wilson abandons his national tour to support the League of Nations when he suffers a case of nervous exhaustion.
1945: President Harry Truman accepts U.S. Secretary of War Stimson's recommendation to designate the war World War II.
1947: A Douglas C-54 Skymaster makes the first automatic pilot flight over the Atlantic.
1961: President John Kennedy signs a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps.
1969: Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first baseball player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 home runs.
1970: President Richard M. Nixon signs a bill giving the District of Columbia representation in the U.S. Congress.
1975: Sara Jane Moore attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, the second attempt on his life in less than three weeks.
1980: The Iran-Iraq War begins as Iraq invades Iran; lasting until August 1988, it was the longest conventional war of the 20th century.
1991: Huntington Library makes the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public for the first time.

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