MEA/OGRA Training and Workshops

The MEA (in partnership with the OGRA) offers a comprehensive Municipal Infrastructure Training (MIT) program during the first 4 months of the year. These courses are taught by volunteers employed in the municipal engineering field and provide a detailed and practical approach to this subject.

In addition there are seminars and workshops on topics of interest that are advertised separately from the above program.


Announcement: Municipal Infrastructure Certification Program

The Municipal Engineer’s Association (MEA) is pleased to announce its new “Municipal Infrastructure Certification” Program commencing January 2018.

The MEA’s program, in conjunction with Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), formally recognizes the amalgamated training efforts of individuals in a number of categories which are highly valued by municipal infrastructure professionals.

Municipal Infrastructure Certification is available for the following categories:
• Construction Materials • Inspection • Road Design • Buried Infrastructure • Generalist

Training currently required for the certification is offered through the Municipal Infrastructure Training (MIT) program together with MEA’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) training. MEA certification will be provided to applicants who successfully meet the criteria in any one of the categories.

You may already have successfully completed requisite courses. To view your transcript of courses completed, visit www.ogra.org or call the OGRA office for assistance at 289-291-6472.

If you are interested in pursuing this valuable certification, please see application form. Additional information can be found on the MEA’s and/or OGRA’s websites at www.municipalengineers.on.ca or www.ogra.org.


Are you interested in sharing your road design knowledge and experience?  Do you need PEAK professional development hours?  Were recruiting Course Directors and Presenters for the Road Design: Intersections course which will run this fall November 26 30 in Mississauga.  Were looking for volunteers who are:

  • comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • experienced in geometric design of at-grade roadway intersections in Ontario
  • have a working knowledge of the TAC Geometric Design Guide. 

 Benefits of volunteering with OGRAs education department:

  • Counts towards PEAK and OACETT professional development hours
  • Education credits for each day teaching which value one days registration fee.  These credits are transferable and can be redeemed for any course at Road School, any Municipal Infrastructure Training course, Snow School, and our Managing Winter Operations Workshop.
  • OGRA covers accommodation, mileage (@ $0.50/km), and meals

 For more information or to volunteer, contact Janelle Warren, OGRA Manager Professional Development & Training, janelle@ogra.org.


REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION:

  •  If written cancellation is received at least 10 working days in advance – 100% refund
  •  If written cancellation is received 9-3 working days in advance – 50% refund
  •  If written cancellation is received less than 3 working days in advance – No Refund
  •  If payment has not been received at the time of cancellation, an invoice will be issued for the appropriate amount as costs have already been incurred.
  •  If circumstances prevent a previously registered person from attending a course, substitutions are permitted up to and on the day of the event.