Program Advisory Committees

Conestoga College values our relationship with business and industry. Program Advisory Committees (PACs) meet about three times per year to discuss industry needs and give input about college programs. Members of these groups include employers, school board representatives, government officials and industry experts. This process assists college staff and faculty in understanding industry needs to better train a qualified and skilled workforce.

PACS of the School of Trades and Apprenticeship

The following companies have committed both time and effort to ensuring that Conestoga College students have some of the best programming offered in Canada.

Applied Manufacturing Management
  • BWXT Canada Ltd.
  • Camtac Manufacturing
  • Cooper Standard Automotive
  • Desine - Pro Inc.
  • Mitchell Plastics Ltd.
  • Patriot Forge Inc.
  • Perfexia Inc.
  • Teledyne FLIR
  • Tri-Mach Group Inc.
Automotive Service Technician
  • Auto Shop Network
  • AutoCanada
  • Britton Auto Parts (Napa)
  • Byma's Tire and Auto
  • Crosby Volkswagen Audi Inc.
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Leroy's Auto Care
  • Linwood Garage
  • Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Pfaff Automotive Partners
  • Tesla Inc.
  • WEINS Auto Group
Brick and Stone
  • Bender Construction
  • Boehmers
  • E & R Schwarz
  • GA Masonry
  • Konia Masonry Corporation
  • Local 12, Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada
  • Ontario Masonry Training Centre
  • Quikrete/Spec Mix
  • Savery Bell Masonry
Business - Supply Chain and Operations for Commercial Trucking
  • Challenger Motor Freight Inc.
  • Erb Group of Companies
  • Global Distribution & Warehousing
  • J&R Hall Transport
  • Logistics Freight Management
  • The Ippolito Group
  • TransX Group of Companies
Construction and Renovation
  • AEC Developments
  • Cabinet Effects Inc.
  • DBD Construction & Renovations Ltd
  • East Forest Homes Group
  • Home Depot
  • Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc.
  • Menno S Martin
  • Nith Valley Construction
  • Paramount Craftsmen
  • S.G. Cunningham Ltd.
  • The Holmes Foundation
Design & Drafting
  • Allsteel Fabrication Inc.
  • Honeywell
  • MTE Consultants Inc.
  • Proscape Land Design and Interiors
  • University of Waterloo
  • VanPortfliet Engineering LLC

We are currently recruiting new members. If you are interested in joining the Design & Drafting PAC, please email             

ECAP - Electrical Technician
  • ATS Automation
  • Conestogo Electric
  • Donald A. McNichol Consulting Inc.
  • Dunbar Electric, a division of Westmount Electrical Services
  • Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
  • Gosen Electric
  • Jones Electric
  • Karmax Heavy Stamping
  • Massiv Die Form / Magna
  • Miller's Electric
  • Spark Power Corp.
  • Support Ontario Youth (SOY)
  • TMMC
Energy & Controls Management
  • Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Ontario Power Generation OPG

We are currently recruiting new members. If you are interested in joining the Energy & Controls Management PAC, please email             

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Brandt Tractor
  • Canadian Association of Equipment Dealers
  • Cummins Sales and Service North America
  • Fermar Paving Ltd.
  • Flo Components Ltd.
  • HMA Equipment
  • Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd.
  • Manulift
  • Steed and Evans Limited
  • Tormont CAT
  • Tri-City Equipment
  • Wajax
  • Walker Industries
Heavy Construction Equipment Operation
  • Armstrong Paving and Materials Group Ltd
  • Capital Paving Inc.
  • Cox Construction
  • Fermar Paving Ltd.
  • Flo Components Ltd.
  • Gateman-Milloy Inc.
  • LaFarge Canada
  • Musselman Excavating
  • Steed and Evans Limited
  • The Seegmiller Group of Companies
  • Vicano Construction Ltd
  • WalterFedy
HRAC - Plumbing
  • Air Wave Climate Care
  • Beyond the Basics of HVAC
  • Conestoga College ITAL Facilities Management
  • Conestogo Mechanical Inc.
  • Dean-Lane Contractors
  • Delta Air Systems Ltd
  • GeoSmart Energy
  • Gowing Brothers Plumbing
  • Nelco mechanical Ltd.
  • Robert Onsite
  • SCS Short Cooling Solutions Inc.
  • Thermal-Tech Mechanical Ltd.
  • Union Gas Ltd.
  • Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc.
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Millwright
  • Aztec Electrical Supply
  • Camtac Manufacturing
  • Dynamic Millwrights Inc.
  • Guelph Tool
  • Karmax Heavy Stamping
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Magna International Inc.
  • Martinrea International Inc.
  • Massilly North America
  • Millwright Regional Council of Ontario
  • Nemx Skilled Trades
  • Process Group Inc.
  • Roberts Onsite Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC)
Power Engineering Technology
  • BentallGreenOak
  • Custom Steam Solutions Inc.
  • HCE Energy Inc.
  • Lake Erie Steel Company - Division of Stelco
  • Nalco An Ecolab Company
  • Safety-Kleen Systems Inc.
  • Spirax Sarco Canada Ltd
  • Stelco
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC)
Powerline Technician
  • Alectra Utilities
  • Bluewater Power
  • Burlington Hydro
  • Centre Wellington Hydro
  • Elexicon Energy
  • Enova Power
  • ERTH Power
  • Festival Hydro
  • GrandBridge Energy
  • Halton Hills Hydro
  • Hydro One
  • InnPower
  • K-Line Group of Companies
  • Lakeland Power Distribution
  • London Hydro
  • MEARIE Group
  • Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
  • Oakville Hydro
  • PWU
  • Tillsonburg Hydro Inc.
Precision Metal
  • Answer Precision Tools
  • Bowman Precision Tooling
  • Diemedic Tool & Machine
  • Eclipse Automation
  • Egar Tool and Die
  • FAG Aerospace Inc./Schaeffler Canada Inc.
  • Komet of Canada
  • Linamar Corporation
  • MetriCan
  • Ontario Drive and Gear
  • Precision Resource
  • Process Advantage Inc.
  • Progressive Machining Inc.
  • Stackpole International
  • Systematix Automation Solutions
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Renewable Energy Technology
  • Canadian Energy Ventures Inc.
  • Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA Standards)
  • Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • DER Solutions
  • DRTM Consulting
  • Efficiency Engineering
  • Integrative Project Solutions Ltd.
  • Liberty Power
  • Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
  • UGE International
  • VCT Group Inc. / CED Co-op Ltd.
  • York University
  • Zolarayz
Truck and Coach Technician
  • Altruck International Truck Centres
  • Apex Truck and Trailer Inc.
  • Carrier Centers
  • City of Kitchener
  • City of Waterloo
  • Elmira Truck Service Ltd.
  • Expressway Volvo
  • GoRight Smart Fleet Solutions
  • Grand River Transit, Region of Waterloo
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Manulift
  • Metro Truck Group
  • MTB Transit Solutions Inc.
  • Premier Truck Group
  • Ryder System, Inc.
  • Ryder Transportation
  • Shakespeare Truck Center
  • Steed and Evans Limited
  • The Erb Group of Companies
  • Thomas Solutions

Conestoga is truly grateful for the time Program Advisory Committee members invest in our program development. Their continued support is key in enabling Conestoga to stay current with the ongoing changes in the various industries. Thank you!

Program Advisory Committee members have expressed an interest in supporting Conestoga's student awards program. Last year, through the generosity of donors, Conestoga was able to distribute more than 700 awards. For many of our students, these awards are the key in helping them achieve their educational and career goals.

Your generous support not only relieves the stress of financial burden, but provides Conestoga students with the well-deserved acknowledgment of their efforts.