The MCAA 2017 GreatFutures Forum was so successful, we made a video about it! See for yourself how students and contractors came together at MCAA’s first-ever career fair.
BuiltWorlds, an MCAA Technology partner, has released a new report detailing how internet devices are transforming the jobsite, making the construction process more efficient and connected.
MCAA student chapter members have been challenged to plan a project involving the renovation of the mechanical systems of a Brazilian restaurant in mid-town New York City—Fogo De Chao Steakhouse. The project, which was provided by Arista Air Conditioning Corporation, was announced during MCAA’s GreatFutures Forum in Indianapolis. Members of MCAA’s Career Development Committee will review the teams’ proposals and select the “final four” to present their proposals at the MCAA 2018 convention in San Antonio in March.
Networking and hiring were the hallmarks of the GreatFutures Forum, but the real story is the scores of interviews that will be happening post-Forum at MCAA member offices around the country for both full-time and internship positions.
The second day of the GreatFutures Forum continued with a variety of education sessions focused on teamwork and discussions. Sessions covered everything from communication tips to chapter successes, a mini competition and roundtable discussions that answered students’ questions about careers in the industry.
From the day’s opening video to remarks from MCAA President Greg Fuller, students learned about the opportunities the mechanical industry offers for their great futures.
Students attending MCAA’s GreatFutures Forum got a first-hand look at what it’s really like to be a mechanical contractor thanks to “Ted: A Day in the Life.” The video follows Ted McHugh of West Chester Mechanical Contractors in Aston, PA through a typical workday. In addition to highlighting the daily demands associated with keeping a project on time and within budget, it showcases how a great future is achievable in the mechanical industry.
MCAA’s 2017 GreatFutures Forum kicked off with the Futures Fest career fair. The first-ever such event was a huge success. Representatives from almost 40 participating MCAA member companies were on hand to connect with hundreds of students about employment and internship opportunities. Cole Zeiler found his great future with HMH Contractors, Inc. and Kenneth Bankard found his with F.E. Moran, Inc. Congratulations to MCAA members and students alike!
MCAA’s career-related website has a new look and new features. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to connecting our members with the students who will comprise the industry’s future workforce.
The MCAA and the UA have teamed up to provide additional financial relief to 356 field and office employees of our South Texas member companies who were victimized by Hurricane Harvey. Each employee is receiving a $500 relief check, with $250 coming from the MCAA Disaster Relief Fund and $250 coming from the UA’s Charitable Trust. This is in addition to the $1,000 relief check each employee already received from MCAA’s Disaster Relief Fund. This joint relief effort is another example of the UA/MCAA partnership, and what that partnership can do to benefit members of our UA/MCAA family in times of need.
The sixth report in the MCAA Technology Research Series provides an introduction to layout systems. It is also a valuable evaluation tool for those who are considering an upgrade to their existing system. Thanks to a partnership with JBKLabs, MCAA members enjoy access to this series of cutting-edge research reports and companion webinars.
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