Drainage Contractor

Ontario drainage course facilitator required

July 2, 2019
By BDC | University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus

Do you consider yourself an expert in the design and/or installation of agricultural tile drainage in Ontario? The Business Development Centre at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, ON, is looking for a tile drainage course facilitator to work as part of a training team, delivering content in your areas of expertise, for the Advanced Drainage Course in 2020.

Use your broad knowledge and field experience in tile drainage to deliver content related to the principles that apply to the installation of drainage works as per Regulation 18 of the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act.

Course delivery follows an existing structure and includes presentations, demonstrations, exercises, and discussions. Your role will be to deliver some, or all of the course content related to your expertise, and share your personal observations during class discussions and exercises. You will provide participants with the skills required to plan, design and assess agricultural subsurface drainage systems. The course content includes contractor roles and responsibilities, site assessment, legislation that impacts drainage installations, impacts of drainage on the environment, drainage system design, materials and installation, and much more. 

To be considered for the role, applicants must be available from Feb. 24-29, 2020, in Marden, Ont., as required for training. Applicants should also have a strong practical knowledge and demonstrated experience in the theory, equipment and techniques used in the design and installation of agricultural subsurface drainage in Ontario, and previous experience delivering training or presenting to adult learners.


To find out more about the position and learn how to apply, please contact Carlee Apthorp, program co-ordinator, at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, at 519-674-1500 ext. 63628, or visit the job posting.